Pinaceae Picea engelmannii Parry ex Engelm.
Thompson - Drug, Cancer Treatment
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 100
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Scientific name: Picea engelmannii Parry ex Engelm.
USDA symbol: PIEN (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Engelmann's Spruce
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cancer Treatment
Notes: Decoction of needles and gum taken for cancer. It was said that if this treatment did not work, nothing would work. The decoction was taken with a spoon directly from the bark blisters and in concentrated form.
RECRD: 32156 id: 26868