Ranunculaceae Ranunculus cymbalaria Pursh

Alkali Buttercup

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Ceremonial Medicine

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 27

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Scientific name: Ranunculus cymbalaria Pursh
USDA symbol: RACY (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Alkali Buttercup
Family: Ranunculaceae
Family (APG): Ranunculaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Medicine
Notes: Plant used as an emetic in various ceremonies.

RECRD: 93287 id: 32672