Araliaceae Oplopanax horridus Miq.
Thompson - Drug, Dietary 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 164
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Scientific name: Oplopanax horridus Miq.
USDA symbol: OPHO (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Devilsclub
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dietary Aid
Notes: Infusion of sticks, with the spines and outer bark removed, taken to cease weight loss. The infusion was taken in doses of about one half cup before meals, to replace milk and other beverages. It was noted that if the infusion was taken for too great a period of time, one could gain too much weight.
RECRD: 32417 id: 24537