Empetraceae Empetrum nigrum L.
Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Diuretic
Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 38
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Scientific name: Empetrum nigrum L.
USDA symbol: EMNIN (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Black Crowberry
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Diuretic
Notes: Leafy branches used, especially for children with a fever, as a diuretic. Decoction of leafy branches applied externally, leafy branches ground and mixed with grease applied externally or branch chewed as a diuretic.
RECRD: 5455 id: 13064