Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.

Field Horsetail

Saanich - Drug, Blood Medicine

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 68

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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: Saanich
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Blood Medicine
Notes: Tender, young shoots eaten raw or boiled and thought to be 'good for the blood.'

RECRD: 47404 id: 13330