Ericaceae Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.


Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 29

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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: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of whole plant and velvet leaf blueberry taken to bring menstruation.

RECRD: 5378 id: 4560