Asteraceae Artemisia tridentata Nutt.

Big Sagebrush

Havasupai - Drug, Throat Aid

Use documented by:
Weber, Steven A. and P. David Seaman, 1985, Havasupai Habitat: A. F. Whiting's Ethnography of a Traditional Indian Culture, Tucson. The University of Arizona Press, page 246

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Scientific name: Artemisia tridentata Nutt.
USDA symbol: ARTRT (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Big Sagebrush
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Havasupai
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Throat Aid
Notes: Stems and leaves used for sore throats. Leafy stems were placed on the fire and the resulting fumes were inhaled for a cold or runny nose. The fresh leaves were chewed for a cough. More often, it was pounded a bit, boiled in water for ten to fifteen minutes or twenty minutes and then cooled and drunk. The usual dose, a cupful, was taken before breakfast and again after supper. This treatment was continued until the cold was gone, usually in two or three days. Another method was to take two tablespoonfuls every half hour for one day. This method was good for a cold, cough, sore throat or stomachache.

RECRD: 7383 id: 5630