Grossulariaceae Ribes cereum Dougl.

Wax Currant

Thompson - Drug, Pediatric 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 226

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Scientific name: Ribes cereum Dougl.
USDA symbol: RICEC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wax Currant
Family: Grossulariaceae
Family (APG): Grossulariaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Decoction of branches with many other branches used to wash babies to make them strong. A decoction of the branches, squaw currant and red osier dogwood branches and the boughs of Douglas fir or tamarack was used to bathe babies four to six times over a period of several weeks to make them strong, independent and good natured.

RECRD: 33049 id: 33417