Ericaceae Arctostaphylos glauca Lindl.

Bigberry Manzanita

Kawaiisu - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Zigmond, Maurice L., 1981, Kawaiisu Ethnobotany, Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press, page 11

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Scientific name: Arctostaphylos glauca Lindl.
USDA symbol: ARGL4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bigberry Manzanita
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Kawaiisu
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Berries used to make a beverage. Berries were covered with a thin layer of dirt and sifted in a yaduci so that the dirt fell through. Then they were sprinkled with water, kneaded with the hands, mashed and soaked 'in the sun' for about a half day. The yaduci was used as a sieve to remove the berry pulp from the infusion which could be drunk thus or mixed with chia. Water could be drained through the berry pulp a second time. The liquid was said to be sweet and fattening.

RECRD: 4150 id: 4385