Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis L.

Eastern Arborvitae

Potawatomi - Drug, Witchcraft Medicine

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 70, 71

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Scientific name: Thuja occidentalis L.
USDA symbol: THOC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Eastern Arborvitae
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Witchcraft Medicine
Notes: Leaves burned on coals to purify patient and exorcise evil spirits.

RECRD: 96193 id: 39922