Ericaceae Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.


Saanich - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 83

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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: Saanich
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Leaves put in bath water of sprinters and canoers as a liniment for sore muscles.

RECRD: 47559 id: 9658