Rosaceae Crataegus douglasii Lindl.

Black Hawthorn

Okanagan-Colville - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 124

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Scientific name: Crataegus douglasii Lindl.
USDA symbol: CRDOD (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Black Hawthorn
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Thorn used to pierce areas affected by arthritic pain. The upper end of the thorn was ignited and burned down to the point buried into the skin. This treatment was very painful, but after a scab had formed and disappeared, the arthritic pain also disappeared.

RECRD: 12822 id: 11357