Pinaceae Pinus contorta var. contorta

Lodgepole Pine

Nitinaht - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., John Thomas, Barry F. Carlson and Robert T. Ogilvie, 1983, Ethnobotany of the Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 73

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Scientific name: Pinus contorta var. contorta
USDA symbol: PICOC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Lodgepole Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Pitch mixed with melted deer tallow and used as a skin cosmetic.

RECRD: 47161 id: 27496