Chenopodiaceae Salsola tragus L.

Prickly Russian Thistle

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Misc. Disease Remedy

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 25

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Scientific name: Salsola tragus L.
USDA symbol: SATR12 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prickly Russian Thistle
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Misc. Disease Remedy
Notes: Infusion of plant ashes taken and used externally for smallpox and influenza.

RECRD: 94514 id: 36355