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Mescal cacti

K.R. Ziarkowski krz007 at tamu.edu
Tue Apr 9 01:46:26 EST 1996

Peyote: scientific: Lophophora williamsii. A spineless cacti. 
Important in certain American Indian religious ceremonies, a federal 
permit is required to possess any part of the plant. It has almost 
been eliminated here in Texas. It has also been used for medicinal 
purposes: to fight fevers; rheumatism; poultice for snakebite and open 
wounds; and as a painkiller. Its use dates back to the Aztecs.

Barb orScott wrote:
> I am looking for information on the mescal plant.   
K.R. Ziarkowski      krz007 at tamu.edu   
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