Valerianaceae Valeriana acutiloba Rydb.

Sharpleaf Valerian

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Hunting 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 45

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Scientific name: Valeriana acutiloba Rydb.
USDA symbol: VAACA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sharpleaf Valerian
Family: Valerianaceae
Family (APG): Caprifoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Hunting Medicine
Notes: Plant rubbed on hunter's body for good luck in hunting.

RECRD: 96784 id: 42480