Fabaceae Astragalus amphioxys Gray

Crescent Milkvetch

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 376

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Scientific name: Astragalus amphioxys Gray
USDA symbol: ASAMA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Crescent Milkvetch
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
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: 21264 id: 6448