Caprifoliaceae Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli

Blue Elderberry

Thompson - Drug, Antirheumatic (Internal)

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 199

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Scientific name: Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli
USDA symbol: SANIC5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Blue Elderberry
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Family (APG): Caprifoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (Internal)
Notes: Decoction of finely chopped bark taken for arthritis. One informant cautioned that this decoction must be boiled in a non-metal pot or it would become poisonous.

RECRD: 32657 id: 36596