Myricaceae Myrica gale L.


Bella Coola - Drug, Venereal Aid

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 55

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Scientific name: Myrica gale L.
USDA symbol: MYGA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweetgale
Family: Myricaceae
Family (APG): Myricaceae
Native American Tribe: Bella Coola
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Venereal Aid
Notes: Decoction of pounded branches taken for gonorrhea and as a diuretic.

RECRD: 90059 id: 23564