Pinaceae Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
Thompson - Drug, Eye Medicine
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
View all documented uses for Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
Scientific name: Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
USDA symbol: PISI (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sitka Spruce
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Needles used to restore eyesight. A blind person, or one with poor eyesight, rubbed his hands with the needles and then rubbed his eyes with his hands to restore his eyesight.
RECRD: 32155 id: 27267