Saxifragaceae Heuchera micrantha Dougl. ex Lindl.
Thompson - Drug, Dermatological 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 282
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Scientific name: Heuchera micrantha Dougl. ex Lindl.
USDA symbol: HEMIM2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Crevice Alumroot
Family (APG): Saxifragaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of mashed root with Douglas fir pitch used for wounds. The poultice was covered with a cloth and when it was taken off, all the poison was extracted from the open wound.
RECRD: 33412 id: 17086