Ericaceae Vaccinium ovatum Pursh

Evergreen Huckleberry

Makah - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Gill, Steven J., 1983, Ethnobotany of the Makah and Ozette People, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA), Washington State University, Ph.D. Thesis, page 306

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Scientific name: Vaccinium ovatum Pursh
USDA symbol: VAOV2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Evergreen Huckleberry
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Makah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Infusion of leaves and sugar given to mothers after childbirth to gain their strength.

RECRD: 6323 id: 42224