Araceae Lysichiton americanus Hult‚n & St. John

American Skunkcabbage

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 113

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Scientific name: Lysichiton americanus Hult‚n & St. John
USDA symbol: LYAM3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Skunkcabbage
Family: Araceae
Family (APG): Araceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Charcoal used for wounds. The charcoal was applied four times, the fourth time being mixed with bear grease.

RECRD: 32223 id: 21681