Equisetaceae Equisetum sylvaticum L.

Woodland Horsetail

Eskimo, Alaska - Drug, Antihemorrhagic

Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 33

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Scientific name: Equisetum sylvaticum L.
USDA symbol: EQSY (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Woodland Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antihemorrhagic
Notes: Infusion of branches and stems used for internal bleeding. Green plants could be used, but a stronger medicine could be made from plants collected in autumn. The plant was also dried for future use, but only the stems and branches were used. The tea from this plant was strong and bitter.

RECRD: 32751 id: 13502