Ericaceae Arbutus menziesii Pursh

Pacific Madrone

Miwok - Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid

Use documented by:
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford, 1933, Miwok Material Culture, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11, page 161162

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Scientific name: Arbutus menziesii Pursh
USDA symbol: ARME (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pacific Madrone
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Miwok
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Cider used for stomach trouble. Manzanita cider was dipped with a plume stick from a hawk's tail feather; beverage was sucked from the feathers and was said to create appetite as well as cure stomach troubles.

RECRD: 20132 id: 4208