Polygonaceae Polygonum lapathifolium L.

Curlytop Knotweed

Zuni - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 58

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Scientific name: Polygonum lapathifolium L.
USDA symbol: POLA4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Curlytop Knotweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Decoction of plant taken as an emetic and purgative.

RECRD: 91993 id: 28946