Elaeagnaceae Shepherdia canadensis (L.) Nutt.
Carrier - Drug, Dermatological Aid
Use documented by:
Hocking, George M., 1949, From Pokeroot to Penicillin, The Rocky Mountain Druggist, November 1949. Pages 12, 38., page 12
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Scientific name: Shepherdia canadensis (L.) Nutt.
USDA symbol: SHCA (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Russet Buffaloberry
Family (APG): Elaeagnaceae
Native American Tribe: Carrier
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Berries, froth or jelly eaten to reduce injury from mosquito bites. The berries were ripe in June and were eaten at this time to reduce injury from mosquito bites: they seem apparently to feel that the occurrence of berries and mosquitoes simultaneously was a divine indication that one was an antidote for the other.
RECRD: 3147 id: 37811