TITLE

WHITE-MARGIN SANDMAT, RATTLESNAKE WEED

AUTHOR(S)
Foster, Steven
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants & Herbs;2002, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on white-margin sandmat rattlesnake weed, a hairless, trailing perennial with milky sap. American Indians use the tea extracted from this perennial to wash sores. Internally the plant is used as a strengthening tonic for general weakness. The Ramah Navajo and other tribes use cold tea as a remedy for stomachaches. Nursing mothers ate both leaf and root to increase milk flow. Leaves and flowers were ground and applied to rattlesnake bites. While crushed plant was placed on the eyes to alleviate soreness and on wounds to stop bleeding.
ACCESSION #
18064089

 

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