Polytrichaceae Polytrichum commune Hedw.

Hair Moss

Nitinaht - Drug, Gynecological 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 59

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Scientific name: Polytrichum commune Hedw.
Common names: Hair Moss
Family: Polytrichaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Plant chewed by women in labor to speed up the process.

RECRD: 47090 id: 29156