Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus lewisii Pursh

Gordon's Mockorange

Thompson - Drug, Hemorrhoid 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 230

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Scientific name: Philadelphus lewisii Pursh
USDA symbol: PHLE4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gordon's Mockorange
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Family (APG): Hydrangeaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Hemorrhoid Remedy
Notes: Strained decoction of branches, sometimes with the blossoms, used to soak bleeding hemorrhoids. It was said that the treatment should be used three times over a period of days.

RECRD: 33072 id: 26409