Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Delaware - Drug, Urinary Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 35

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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: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Urinary Aid
Notes: Infusion of plant, mallow root, elder flowers and dwarf elder used for bladder inflammation.

RECRD: 42726 id: 10516