Cistaceae Hudsonia tomentosa Nutt.

Woolly Beachheather

Montagnais - Drug, Blood Medicine

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 313

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Scientific name: Hudsonia tomentosa Nutt.
USDA symbol: HUTOT (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Woolly Beachheather
Family: Cistaceae
Family (APG): Cistaceae
Native American Tribe: Montagnais
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Blood Medicine
Notes: Decoction of plant taken by women to 'purge the blood.'

RECRD: 87509 id: 17424