Berberidaceae Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.
Thompson - Drug, Eye Medicine
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 187
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Scientific name: Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.
USDA symbol: MAAQ2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Hollyleaved Barberry
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Infusion of stems and bark used to make an eyewash for red, itchy eyes. The woody stems were broken, the bark scraped off and boiling water was poured over it to make an infusion.
RECRD: 32584 id: 21871