Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.

Field Horsetail

Blackfoot - Drug, Diuretic

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 69

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Scientific name: Equisetum arvense L.
USDA symbol: EQAR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Diuretic
Notes: Infusion of fertile stem roots used as a powerful diuretic.

RECRD: 3715 id: 13285