Scrophulariaceae Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook.

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Witchcraft Medicine

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 44

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Scientific name: Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook.
USDA symbol: CAMIM5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scarlet Indian Paintbrush
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Witchcraft Medicine
Notes: Plant used in a drink and lotion as protection from witches.

RECRD: 83562 id: 8512