Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis L.


Cahuilla - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 133

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Scientific name: Ricinus communis L.
USDA symbol: RICO3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Castorbean
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Family (APG): Euphorbiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Seeds crushed into a greasy substance and used for sores.

RECRD: 11747 id: 33779