Ericaceae Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.


Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Heart Medicine

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 35

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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: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Heart Medicine
Notes: Used for pain and fever caused by chest ailments due to heart conditions such as angina pectoris.

RECRD: 5442 id: 9604