Liliaceae Veratrum californicum Dur.

California False Hellebore

Thompson - Drug, Respiratory Aid

Use documented by:
Steedman, E.V., 1928, The Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, SI-BAE Annual Report #45:441-522, page 460

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Scientific name: Veratrum californicum Dur.
USDA symbol: VECAC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California False Hellebore
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Respiratory Aid
Notes: Dried, powdered root used as snuff to cause sneezing to clear a headcold.

RECRD: 96869 id: 42620