Equisetaceae Equisetum hyemale L.
Thompson - Drug, Gynecological Aid
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 86
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Scientific name: Equisetum hyemale L.
USDA symbol: EQHYA (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scouringrush Horsetail
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Decoction or infusion of stems taken after childbirth to expel the afterbirth more quickly. The decoction or infusion was taken immediately after childbirth to expel the afterbirth more quickly. The stems were usually gathered ahead of time being pulled up, the roots cut off and the stems cut into short segments and dried. Then, just before childbirth, a small handful of the cut stems was steeped in boiling water for five or ten minutes. The woman could drink this tea for several days.
RECRD: 32022 id: 13410