Pinaceae Pinus ponderosa P.& C. Lawson

Ponderosa Pine

Thompson - Drug, Dermatological Aid

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 104

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Scientific name: Pinus ponderosa P.& C. Lawson
USDA symbol: PIPOP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ponderosa Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Pitch made into a salve and used for boils or cuts. The pitch ointment was left on the skin for three or four days. It was said to get quite itchy, but after a while, the pitch was removed with the bandage and then took effect. If the pitch stuck to the skin, it was not ready to remove.

RECRD: 32187 id: 28045