Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Algonquin, Quebec - Drug, Analgesic

Use documented by:
Black, Meredith Jean, 1980, Algonquin Ethnobotany: An Interpretation of Aboriginal Adaptation in South Western Quebec, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series Number 65, page 149

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Scientific name: Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.
USDA symbol: COPE80 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweet Fern
Family: Myricaceae
Family (APG): Myricaceae
Native American Tribe: Algonquin, Quebec
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Analgesic
Notes: Infusion of leaves taken or crushed leaf perfume inhaled for headaches.

RECRD: 11062 id: 10505