Aceraceae Acer glabrum Torr.

Rocky Mountain Maple

Thompson - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 146

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Scientific name: Acer glabrum Torr.
USDA symbol: ACGLG2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Rocky Mountain Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Decoction of sticks and saskatoon sticks taken to heal women's insides and stimulate lactation. The decoction was made either with two sticks each of saskatoon and rocky mountain maple, or, for a stronger medicine, four sticks each and used after childbirth to heal women's insides and to stimulate the flow of milk for nursing.

RECRD: 32340 id: 456