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:
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.