Liliaceae Zigadenus elegans Pursh

Mountain Deathcamas

Keres, Western - Drug, Strengthener

Use documented by:
Swank, George R., 1932, The Ethnobotany of the Acoma and Laguna Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 78

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Scientific name: Zigadenus elegans Pursh
USDA symbol: ZIELE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mountain Deathcamas
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Keres, Western
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Strengthener
Notes: Infusion of eleven plants used as an emetic before breakfast prior to athletic events or deer hunts. Infusion of eleven plants used during athletic training every morning prior to breakfast until the brew had been depleted, to give long endurance, a keen eye and so that the deer could not smell you.

RECRD: 30559 id: 44549