Latin name: Oplopanax horridus (Sm.) Miq. Syn.: Echinopanax horridus (Sm.) Decne. & Planch. ex Harms
Botanical family: Araliaceae
Growth habit: Shrub
Vernacular name(s): devil's club (Eng.)
bois piquant (Fr.)
Used for colds and tuberculosis [Dene: 17].
Roots :Mixed with other plants in a decoction used as a diuretic, to treat diabetes, or to prevent birth [Cree, Metis 13]. Boiled and taken as a general medicine. Used to wash sores [Dene 17].