Asteraceae Artemisia dracunculus L.


Thompson - Drug, Pediatric 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 169

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Scientific name: Artemisia dracunculus L.
USDA symbol: ARDR4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wormwood
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Plant used as a wash for colds, especially for babies and for chickenpox, to help the itching. The plant could also be boiled and the steam used for colds. The patient would lie in the steam while he was covered with a blanket.

RECRD: 32458 id: 5199