Ericaceae Arbutus menziesii Pursh

Pacific Madrone

Saanich - Drug, Cold Remedy

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 82

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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: Saanich
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cold Remedy
Notes: Fresh leaves chewed and juice swallowed for bad colds.

RECRD: 47552 id: 4224