Latin name: Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw.
Botanical family: Sphagnaceae
Growth habit: Moss
Vernacular name(s): Moss (Eng.)
askiya (Cree)
Used to treat diaper rash, and to wash baby at birth [Cree: 95]. Used to treat diaper rash, toothache, urinary tract problems. Ssteam generated by putting moss in the heated stones used to treat body pain, muscle pain, to bring out fever [Cree: 80, 81].