Cupressaceae Juniperus communis L.

Common Juniper

Thompson - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Steedman, E.V., 1928, The Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, SI-BAE Annual Report #45:441-522, page 505

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Scientific name: Juniperus communis L.
USDA symbol: JUCOD (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Juniper
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Stems and leaf whorls boiled and used as a body wash by hunters, warriors and widowers.

RECRD: 41814 id: 18538