Scrophulariaceae Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn.

Indian Paintbrush

Costanoan - Drug, Disinfectant

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 15

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Scientific name: Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn.
USDA symbol: CAAFA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Indian Paintbrush
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Disinfectant
Notes: Decoction of plant used as a wash or powdered plant applied to infected sores.

RECRD: 83529 id: 8449