Myrtaceae Eucalyptus sp.


Cahuilla - Drug, Cold Remedy

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 73

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Scientific name: Eucalyptus sp.
Common names: Eucalyptus
Family: Myrtaceae
Family (APG): Myrtaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cold Remedy
Notes: Leaves used in steam treatments for colds. The leaves were boiled in water and the patient held his head over the bowl. A blanket was then placed over the patient, who inhaled the steam to relieve sinus congestion.

RECRD: 11454 id: 14403