Tongva women use mighali during and after pregnancy as a fortifier.  They take the whole plant and immerse it in water to make a wash.  While pregnant, a woman is bathed in this wash.  After she has given birth, the wash is also used to bathe the woman.  To strengthen her blood, a new Tongva mother will take a tea made from the entire plant.

To alleviate coughs, mighali is used in a decoction by gathering the leaves and brewing them into a strong tea.  Additionally, for early morning chills or fevers, the Tongva drink a milder tea made from the leaves.


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  Mario Incayawar, M.D., 2010

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