Cyperaceae Eriophorum scheuchzeri Hoppe

White Cottongrass

Eskimo, Western - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Lantis, Margaret, 1959, Folk Medicine and Hygiene, Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 8:1-75, page 17

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Scientific name: Eriophorum scheuchzeri Hoppe
USDA symbol: ERSC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Cottongrass
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Western
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of 'cotton' from plant applied to boils to absorb the pus.

RECRD: 85860 id: 14204