Pinaceae Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
Thompson - Drug, Tuberculosis Remedy
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 97
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Scientific name: Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
USDA symbol: ABLAL (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Subalpine Fir
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Tuberculosis Remedy
Notes: Inner bark eaten as a medicine for 'shadow on the chest,' the beginning of tuberculosis. It made the informant very sick with aching, flu like symptoms, but after that, she did not develop tuberculosis.
RECRD: 32103 id: 307