Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Expectorant

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 29, 76

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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, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Expectorant
Notes: Infusion of plant taken to help remove mucous from the lungs.

RECRD: 84324 id: 10520