Ericaceae Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.


Montagnais - Drug, Diaphoretic

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 316

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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: Montagnais
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Diaphoretic
Notes: Decoction of plant taken to induce sweating.

RECRD: 83922 id: 9638