Myricaceae Myrica gale L.


Bella Coola - Drug, Venereal Aid

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., 1973, The Ethnobotany of the Bella Coola Indians of British Columbia, Syesis 6:193-220, page 206

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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: Infusion of pounded branches and fruits taken as a diuretic for gonorrhea.

RECRD: 47855 id: 23565