Caryophyllaceae Arenaria fendleri Gray

Fendler's Sandwort

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Respiratory Aid

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 26

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Scientific name: Arenaria fendleri Gray
USDA symbol: ARFEF3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fendler's Sandwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Family (APG): Caryophyllaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Respiratory Aid
Notes: Powdered root used as snuff to cause sneezing for 'congested nose.'

RECRD: 81835 id: 4718