Asteraceae Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt.

Louisiana Sagewort

Thompson - Other, Protection

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 170

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Scientific name: Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt.
USDA symbol: ARLUL2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Louisiana Sagewort
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Plant used as incense to protect one against evil influences. If one had to go into a large crowd, he could smoke himself with this plant to protect himself against strangers who might bring him harm.

RECRD: 32467 id: 5422