Araliaceae Aralia californica S. Wats.

California Spikenard

Karok - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Baker, Marc A., 1981, The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California, Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis, page 17

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Scientific name: Aralia californica S. Wats.
USDA symbol: ARCA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California Spikenard
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Karok
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Decoction of roots used as a soak for arthritis.

RECRD: 5779 id: 3990