Solanaceae Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.

Silverleaf Nightshade

Zuni - Drug, Snake Bite Remedy

Use documented by:
Camazine, Scott and Robert A. Bye, 1980, A Study Of The Medical Ethnobotany Of The Zuni Indians of New Mexico, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2:365-388, page 378

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Scientific name: Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
USDA symbol: SOEL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Silverleaf Nightshade
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Snake Bite Remedy
Notes: Fresh or dried root chewed by medicine man before sucking snakebite and poultice applied to wound.

RECRD: 21293 id: 38279