Scrophulariaceae Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook.

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush

Gitksan - Drug, Kidney Aid

Use documented by:
Smith, Harlan I., 1929, Materia Medica of the Bella Coola and Neighboring Tribes of British Columbia, National Museum of Canada Bulletin 56:47-68, page 63

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Scientific name: Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook.
USDA symbol: CAMIM5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scarlet Indian Paintbrush
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Gitksan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Kidney Aid
Notes: Decoction of entire plant taken for lame back, perhaps from kidney trouble.

RECRD: 83556 id: 8507