Croton texensis (common name "Texas croton", "skunk weed"), is a plant found in the United States.
Among the Zuni people, a decoction of the plant taken for "sick stomach", as a purgative, and as a diuretic. An infusion is also taken for stomachaches, for syphilis, and for gonorrhea. The fresh or dried root is chewed by a medicine man before sucking snakebite and a poultice is applied to the wound.
- ^ Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p.45)
- ^ Camazine, Scott and Robert A. Bye 1980 A Study Of The Medical Ethnobotany Of The Zuni Indians of New Mexico. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2:365-388 (p. 375)
- ^ Camazine and Bye, p.376