Carrier herbal medicine: traditional and contemporary plant use

J Ethnopharmacol. 1996 Jun;52(2):85-94. doi: 10.1016/0378-8741(96)01392-x.


The Carrier, an Athapaskan-speaking people of northcentral British Columbia, occupy the sub-boreal spruce forests of the central interior. This report, which is based on field study, documents some traditional and contemporary knowledge of the medicinal use of plants by the Carrier people. Important medicinal plants include: Abies lasiocarpa, Alnus incana, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Artemisia frigida, Fragaria virginiana, Juniperus communis, Picea glauca, Pinus contorta, Populus tremuloides, Rubus idaeus and Shepherdia canadensis.

MeSH terms

  • British Columbia
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American*
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Species Specificity


  • Plant Extracts