Lamiaceae Mentha arvensis L.
Thompson - Drug, Misc. Disease Remedy
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 233
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Scientific name: Mentha arvensis L.
USDA symbol: MEAR4 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Mint
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Misc. Disease Remedy
Notes: Infusion of plant taken to prevent influenza. One informant said that during the flu epidemic after the first World War, her grandmother made a big potful of mint tea. She and her family drank this and didn't get sick.
RECRD: 33083 id: 22779