Caryophyllaceae Arenaria congesta Nutt.

Ballhead Sandwort

Shoshoni - Drug, Blood Medicine

Use documented by:
Nickerson, Gifford S., 1966, Some Data on Plains and Great Basin Indian Uses of Certain Native Plants, Tebiwa 9(1):45-51, page 47

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Scientific name: Arenaria congesta Nutt.
USDA symbol: ARCOC4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ballhead Sandwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Family (APG): Caryophyllaceae
Native American Tribe: Shoshoni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Blood Medicine
Notes: Infusion of flower heads and seeds taken as a blood purifier.

RECRD: 2334 id: 4712