Araliaceae Oplopanax horridus Miq.


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 164

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Scientific name: Oplopanax horridus Miq.
USDA symbol: OPHO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Devilsclub
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Misc. Disease Remedy
Notes: Infusion of sticks, with the spines and outer bark removed, taken for influenza and other illnesses. The infusion was taken in doses of about one half cup before meals, to replace milk and other beverages.

RECRD: 32418 id: 24544