Cupressaceae Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.

Rocky Mountain Juniper

Saanich - Drug, Misc. Disease Remedy

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 70

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Scientific name: Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.
USDA symbol: JUSC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Rocky Mountain Juniper
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Saanich
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Misc. Disease Remedy
Notes: Scented branches hung around the house during disease epidemics to 'drive the germs away.'

RECRD: 47427 id: 19020