Chenopodiaceae Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
Shoshoni - Drug, Cathartic
Use documented by:
Train, Percy, James R. Henrichs and W. Andrew Archer, 1941, Medicinal Uses of Plants by Indian Tribes of Nevada, Washington DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, page 50
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Scientific name: Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
USDA symbol: ATCAC (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fourwing Saltbush
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Shoshoni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Decoction of fresh roots with salt taken as a physic.
RECRD: 82917 id: 6647