Ericaceae Arctostaphylos alpina (L.) Spreng.

Alpine Bearberry

Ojibwa - Drug, Panacea

Use documented by:
Reagan, Albert B., 1928, Plants Used by the Bois Fort Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians of Minnesota, Wisconsin Archeologist 7(4):230-248, page 231

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Scientific name: Arctostaphylos alpina (L.) Spreng.
USDA symbol: ARAL2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Alpine Bearberry
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Infusion of pounded plants used as wash for general illnesses.

RECRD: 81767 id: 4337