Cupressaceae Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.
Rocky Mountain Juniper
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 92
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Scientific name: Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.
USDA symbol: JUSC2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Rocky Mountain Juniper
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Decoction of boughs taken or used as a wash for hives or sores. The informant said that she used a decoction of mashed boughs and Douglas fir to bathe her children when they had the 'seven year itch' and that it worked, but not as well as modern medicine.
RECRD: 32084 id: 19044