Ericaceae Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.


Abnaki - Drug, Nose Medicine

Use documented by:
Rousseau, Jacques, 1947, Ethnobotanique Abenakise, Archives de Folklore 11:145-182, page 170

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Scientific name: Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.
USDA symbol: CHUMC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pipsissewa
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Abnaki
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Nose Medicine
Notes: Powdered leaves mixed with bark from another plant and used as snuff for nasal inflammation.

RECRD: 50414 id: 9596