Cupressaceae Juniperus communis L.
Thompson - Drug, Hypotensive
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 92
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Scientific name: Juniperus communis L.
USDA symbol: JUCOD (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Juniper
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Hypotensive
Notes: Infusion of branches taken for high blood pressure. The branches were steeped in boiling water until the water cooled. The cool infusion was taken for two weeks after which the blood pressure returned to normal.
RECRD: 32069 id: 18530