Herb: Manyflowered Mentzelia


Latin name: Mentzelia multiflora


Family: Loasaceae (Loasa Family)



Medicinal use of Manyflowered Mentzelia:

The plant is used as a toothache medicine. The plant is diuretic. The leaves and the roots have been used as a treatment for tuberculosis. It was the strongest TB medicine for the strongest patients.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Dry sandy and gravelly places below 2000 metres in creosote bush scrub and deserts in California.

Edible parts of Manyflowered Mentzelia:

Seed - raw or cooked. They are parched and ground into a meal. This use has not been verified.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks.

Cultivation of Manyflowered Mentzelia:

Dry sandy and gravelly places below 2000 metres in creosote bush scrub and deserts in California.

Known hazards of Mentzelia multiflora:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.