Orchidaceae Calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes

Fairyslipper Orchid

Thompson - Drug, Anticonvulsive

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 135

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Scientific name: Calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes
USDA symbol: CABUA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fairyslipper Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Family (APG): Orchidaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Bulbs chewed or flowers sucked for mild epilepsy.

RECRD: 32302 id: 7829