Indian Warrior Flower

Indian warrior is not a well-known plant but is gaining more attention as a sacred and useful plant medicine. With buds similar to those of the Cannabaceae family in which hops and cannabis fall under, it certainly has a very unique ascetic. The buds of the flower are of a deep magenta color. Its Latin name is Pedicularis densiflora. In certain native American tribes the plant was used for its psychoactive and medicinal properties. They sought after this plant for its useful skeletal muscle relaxant effects. Out of all the pedicularis species, Indian warrior is the most potent. To this day it’s still being used and is gaining popularity within the health conscious communities as a natural sedative, tranquilizer and relaxant. Its uses also include being helpful for anxiety, tension, nerve pain, sore muscles and insomnia.

Indian Warrior for Helping with Anxiety, Relaxation, Soreness, Pain Relief, Insomnia, Restlessness, Sore Tendons and Muscles. INDIAN WARRIOR HERB
Pedicularis includes common names such as Elephant's Head (due to the flower shapes of some of the species), Betony (not to be confused with Stachys betonica which is also known as Betony), Lousewart and Indian Warrior.

Pedicularis is found in woodland and mountainous areas, usually at higher elevations. In this case Pedicularis densiflora can be found at lower elevations in Western North America.


The flowering stalk of Pedicularis is used for its sedating effects which can help relax muscles, including skeletal muscles and the cerebrum. In general it is recognized for helping reduce tension and anxiety. Somewhat akin to St. John's Wort, though I have heard it is even more effective in this area.

In the past Pedicularis has also been used for stomach ulcers, rheumatism and urinary problems.

The root apparently tastes like parsnips and can be eaten in moderation.

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