Cornaceae Cornus sericea L.
Thompson - Drug, Strengthener
Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 204
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Scientific name: Cornus sericea L.
USDA symbol: COSES (View details
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Common names: Redosier Dogwood
Family (APG): Cornaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Strengthener
Notes: Decoction of plant, squaw currant branches and fir or tamarack used as a baby bath. The decoction was used to bathe four to six month old babies four to six times over a period of several weeks. It was said to make the baby strong, bright and good natured.
RECRD: 32697 id: 10968