Pricklypoppy - Argemone spp.

Ethnobotanical Uses

Pricklypoppy, Southwestern - Argemone pleiacantha

(Fireflyforest.com)


Crested Pricklypoppy - Argemone polyanthemos

(Crested Pricklypoppy)

Medicine:

"Comanche Eye Medicine Sap used for sore eyes. Paiute Burn Dressing and Dermatological Aid Salve of pulverized seeds used on burns, cuts, and sores. Shoshoni --- Cathartic Roasted, mashed seeds taken as powder or pills to serve as a physic." (Moerman 90)

Other Uses:

"Kiowa Unspecified Leaf ash used under the skin for tattooing." (Moerman 474)