Asteraceae Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt.
Blackfoot - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 17
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Scientific name: Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt.
USDA symbol: ARLUL2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Louisiana Sagewort
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Chewed by assistants to the participants during the sweat lodge rituals to relieve thirst. This thirst resulted from taboos against the consumption of liquids.
RECRD: 3567 id: 5338