Poaceae Pleuraphis jamesii Torr.


Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Dietary Aid

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 16

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Scientific name: Pleuraphis jamesii Torr.
USDA symbol: PLJA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Galleta
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dietary Aid
Notes: Cold infusion given to babies to make them 'want to eat a lot.'

RECRD: 87475 id: 28621