Asteraceae Lactuca biennis (Moench) Fern.

Tall Blue Lettuce

Bella Coola - Drug, Analgesic

Use documented by:
Smith, Harlan I., 1929, Materia Medica of the Bella Coola and Neighboring Tribes of British Columbia, National Museum of Canada Bulletin 56:47-68, page 65

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Scientific name: Lactuca biennis (Moench) Fern.
USDA symbol: LABI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Tall Blue Lettuce
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Bella Coola
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Analgesic
Notes: Decoction of root taken for body pain, but not pain in the limbs.

RECRD: 88386 id: 19367