Apiaceae Perideridia gairdneri (Hook. & Arn.) Mathias


Blackfoot - Drug, Panacea

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 83

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Scientific name: Perideridia gairdneri (Hook. & Arn.) Mathias
USDA symbol: PEGAB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Yampa
Family: Apiaceae
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Chewed roots sprayed onto affected part by the diviner. A diviner, like Dog Child, would find the root mysteriously during the rituals. While he sang, often with a drum, he would dig the ground with a special bear claw, coming up with the root every time and anywhere.

RECRD: 3882 id: 25997