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Medicinal
plants native to
Humboldt
By: Group 5- Kiah, Alina, Gabe, Zack
Western Skunk
Cabbage
Habitat of the plant: the western
skunk cabbage likes wet areas so it’s
usually found near rivers or
streams.
Medicinal uses: used to cure
wounds and burns, also used as an
emergency food source in famine
How it’s prepared: leaves used as a
“bandage” to cure sores and
swelling.
Sap used as treatment for ringworm
Lysichiton americanus
Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
Lady Fern
Habitat of the plant: lady ferns like
very damp woods or meadows
Medicinal uses: relieve labor pains,
roots are anthelmintic (cure worms)
and diuretic, stops breast pain, and
general body pains (from roots)
How it’s prepared: The stem and
roots are usually boiled into a tea or
dried into a powder.
Athyrium filix-femina
Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
Red Elderberry
Habitat of the plant: the red
elderberry tends to grow in low
elevation areas that are very damp.
Medicinal uses: used to treat aches
and pains.
How it’s prepared: the plant
contains cyanide-producing toxins
which means it can’t be eaten raw so
it is always prepared cooked usually
in teas or tonics.
Sambucus racemosa
Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
Pacific bleeding
heart
Habitat of the plant: the pacific
bleeding heart tends to grow in
forest in damp shady areas.
(Actually not native to US.
Introduced in 1835
Medicinal uses: it’s been used to
treat acne and eczema
How it’s prepared: This is a toxic
plant if consumed in large amounts
Dicentra formosa
Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
Pacific black
snakeroot
Habitat of the plant: the snakeroot
is a resilient plant that can be found
in a lot of different habitats
including woodlands, slopes, and
grasslands.
Medicinal uses: Used as a poultice
to cure bruises/inflammation.
Powdered root is used as a remedy
for the heart
How it’s prepared: The leaves are
used/ turned into a powder
Sanicula crassicaulis
Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
Redwood sorrel
Habitat: Cool, moist, Douglas-fir
and redwood forests
Medicinal Uses: wash body parts
affected by rheumatism (Arthritis).
A poultice prepared from the plant
was applied to boils and sores and
used to draw out infection. (By
native Americans) fs.usda.org
Preparation: This plant CAN be
eaten raw in small doses.
Oxalis Oregana
Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
Horsetail
Habitat of the plant: Grows
typically in most soil
Medicinal uses: It is used as a
diuretic, but there is no actual
scientific backings for its medicinal
purpose and may actually be toxic
How it’s prepared: Boiled and used
in cleaning
Equisetum arvense
Photo courtesy of Mekiah Gynn
Seaweed
Habitat: “rough and tumble” coastal
waters
Medicinal Uses: Bull kelp is rich in
Iodine, contains vitamins A, C, E, and K,
and is a good source of calcium,
magnesium, and potassium.
(seafoodnutrition.org)
Preparation: Bull kelp can be eaten raw
if harvested from unpolluted waters or
cleaned properly. It can also be dried
cooked in soups and stocks as well as
used in a plethora of other cooking
method
Bull Kelp
Humboldt NOW: Helping Kelp Come Back in California (2022)
How is this
Hopeful?
We were able to find and sustainably
harvest all of these plants right in our
community forest. We have a
“medicine chest” right in our backyard,
if we take care of our Earth and Nature,
it will take care of us.
Photo courtesy of Mekiah Glynn
Sources
https://www.fs.usda.gov/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/
Interview with Dr. Rachael M. Wade. A Cal Poly Humboldt Marine Phycologist (not used)
https://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/a/athyrium-filix-femina=lady-fern.php
https://www.fs.usda.gov/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/equisetum_arvense.shtml
https://wildadirondacks.org/adirondack-shrubs-red-elderberry-sambucus-racemosa-l-var-
racemosa.html
https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Athyrium+filix-
femina#:~:text=Medicinal%20Uses&text=The%20roots%20are%20anthelmintic%20and,sores%5
B222%2C%20257%5D.

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Hungry? Snack on these edible native plants

  • 1. Medicinal plants native to Humboldt By: Group 5- Kiah, Alina, Gabe, Zack
  • 2. Western Skunk Cabbage Habitat of the plant: the western skunk cabbage likes wet areas so it’s usually found near rivers or streams. Medicinal uses: used to cure wounds and burns, also used as an emergency food source in famine How it’s prepared: leaves used as a “bandage” to cure sores and swelling. Sap used as treatment for ringworm Lysichiton americanus Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
  • 3. Lady Fern Habitat of the plant: lady ferns like very damp woods or meadows Medicinal uses: relieve labor pains, roots are anthelmintic (cure worms) and diuretic, stops breast pain, and general body pains (from roots) How it’s prepared: The stem and roots are usually boiled into a tea or dried into a powder. Athyrium filix-femina Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
  • 4. Red Elderberry Habitat of the plant: the red elderberry tends to grow in low elevation areas that are very damp. Medicinal uses: used to treat aches and pains. How it’s prepared: the plant contains cyanide-producing toxins which means it can’t be eaten raw so it is always prepared cooked usually in teas or tonics. Sambucus racemosa Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
  • 5. Pacific bleeding heart Habitat of the plant: the pacific bleeding heart tends to grow in forest in damp shady areas. (Actually not native to US. Introduced in 1835 Medicinal uses: it’s been used to treat acne and eczema How it’s prepared: This is a toxic plant if consumed in large amounts Dicentra formosa Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
  • 6. Pacific black snakeroot Habitat of the plant: the snakeroot is a resilient plant that can be found in a lot of different habitats including woodlands, slopes, and grasslands. Medicinal uses: Used as a poultice to cure bruises/inflammation. Powdered root is used as a remedy for the heart How it’s prepared: The leaves are used/ turned into a powder Sanicula crassicaulis Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
  • 7. Redwood sorrel Habitat: Cool, moist, Douglas-fir and redwood forests Medicinal Uses: wash body parts affected by rheumatism (Arthritis). A poultice prepared from the plant was applied to boils and sores and used to draw out infection. (By native Americans) fs.usda.org Preparation: This plant CAN be eaten raw in small doses. Oxalis Oregana Photo courtesy of Alina Ferguson
  • 8. Horsetail Habitat of the plant: Grows typically in most soil Medicinal uses: It is used as a diuretic, but there is no actual scientific backings for its medicinal purpose and may actually be toxic How it’s prepared: Boiled and used in cleaning Equisetum arvense Photo courtesy of Mekiah Gynn
  • 9. Seaweed Habitat: “rough and tumble” coastal waters Medicinal Uses: Bull kelp is rich in Iodine, contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, and is a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. (seafoodnutrition.org) Preparation: Bull kelp can be eaten raw if harvested from unpolluted waters or cleaned properly. It can also be dried cooked in soups and stocks as well as used in a plethora of other cooking method Bull Kelp Humboldt NOW: Helping Kelp Come Back in California (2022)
  • 10. How is this Hopeful? We were able to find and sustainably harvest all of these plants right in our community forest. We have a “medicine chest” right in our backyard, if we take care of our Earth and Nature, it will take care of us. Photo courtesy of Mekiah Glynn
  • 11. Sources https://www.fs.usda.gov/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/ Interview with Dr. Rachael M. Wade. A Cal Poly Humboldt Marine Phycologist (not used) https://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/a/athyrium-filix-femina=lady-fern.php https://www.fs.usda.gov/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/equisetum_arvense.shtml https://wildadirondacks.org/adirondack-shrubs-red-elderberry-sambucus-racemosa-l-var- racemosa.html https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Athyrium+filix- femina#:~:text=Medicinal%20Uses&text=The%20roots%20are%20anthelmintic%20and,sores%5 B222%2C%20257%5D.

Editor's Notes

  1. It is called skunk cabbage because it emits an odor. “Although the plant was not part of human diet under normal conditions, its large, waxy leaves were important to food preparation and storage. They were commonly used to line berry baskets and to wrap around whole salmon and other foods when baked under a fire.” (Wikipedia)
  2. Notes From: pfaf.org “A tea of the boiled stems has been used to relieve labour pains[213, 222, 257]. The young unfurled fronds have been eaten to treat internal ailments such as cancer of the womb[257]. The roots are anthelmintic and diuretic[4, 222]. A tea of the boiled roots has been used to treat general body pains[213, 257], to stop breast pains caused by childbirth and to induce milk flow in caked breasts[222, 257]. The dried powdered root has been applied externally to heal sores[222, 257]. A liquid extract of the root is an effective anthelmintic, though it is less powerful than the male fern, Dryopteris felix-mas
  3. Quote from wildadirondacks.org “Many native American groups reportedly used parts of the plant as an emetic in cases of poisoning. The roots were rubbed on the skin for aching, tired muscles or used as a foot bath for aching legs and feet. One group of native Americans used a decoction of flowers as a cough medicine.
  4. Mention that the plant usually flowers. “Some of the northwest native people, the Skagit, used the roots to expel worms and chewed raw roots to offset toothaches.” (fs.usda.org)
  5. Usually flowers, yellow flowers
  6. This may look like a clover, but the note the distinct red back and the fold down the middle where the clover does not have that
  7. Equisetum arvense has a long history of cultural use with Native Americans and ancient Roman and Chinese physicians using it to treat a variety of ailments. It is still of interest today as an herbal remedy because of its purported effectiveness as a diuretic. Apart from its use in medicine, the stems were used extensively for their abrasive properties,including being used to remove resin buildup from the wheels used to play the hurdy-gurdy. Native to California. This particular one was found on the campus of Cal Poly Humboldt