Asteraceae Artemisia tridentata Nutt.

Big Sagebrush

Thompson - Drug, Cold Remedy

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 172

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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: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cold Remedy
Notes: Decoction of branches taken for colds. One informant's mother said that this sage was too strong and powerful to drink. She said, 'you wouldn't have any more kids. No children.' She said that seems to close something up in your system, that it's just too powerful.

RECRD: 32526 id: 5796