Pinaceae Larix occidentalis Nutt.
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 99
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Scientific name: Larix occidentalis Nutt.
USDA symbol: LAOC (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Larch
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of pitch used for sores, cuts and burns. The pitch was mixed with tallow and used as a poultice for sores or it was mixed with fat or Vaseline and used for cuts and burns.
RECRD: 32138 id: 19564