Eriogonum alatum

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Eriogonum alatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Eriogonum
Species: E. alatum
Binomial name
Eriogonum alatum

Eriogonum alatum (common name winged buckwheat), is a plant.


Among the Zuni people, the root is eaten as an emetic for stomachaches.[1] An infusion of the powdered root is taken after a fall and to relieve general misery.[2]


  1. ^ Camazine, Scott & Robert A. Bye (1980). "A study of the medical ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2 (4): 365–388. doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(80)81017-8. PMID 6893476. 
  2. ^ Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1915). Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p. 49).