Latin name: Inonotus obliquus (Ach. Ex Pers.) Pil.
Botanical family: Hymenochaetaceae
Growth habit: Fungi
Vernacular name(s): tinder fungus (Eng.)
polypore oblique (Fr.)
posakan, wisakichak omiki, wisakecak omikih (Cree)
Decoction drunk to treat heart conditions or mixed with other plants in a medicinal tea for high blood pressure. Soaked overnight and given to help an underweight child gain weight [Cree: 13]. Placed on the skin and burned to produce a counter-irritation in the treatment of arthritis [Cree: 95].