Ericaceae Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.


Blackfoot - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 66

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Scientific name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
USDA symbol: ARUV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Kinnikinnick
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Infusion of plant used as a mouthwash for cankers and sore gums.

RECRD: 3657 id: 4510