Ericaceae Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) D. Don

Western Moss Heather

Thompson - Drug, Tuberculosis 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 215

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Scientific name: Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) D. Don
USDA symbol: CAMEM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Moss Heather
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Tuberculosis Remedy
Notes: Decoction of plant taken over a period of time for tuberculosis and spitting up blood.

RECRD: 33011 id: 8402