Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Malecite - Drug, Respiratory Aid

Use documented by:
Mechling, W.H., 1959, The Malecite Indians With Notes on the Micmacs, Anthropologica 8:239-263, page 248

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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: Malecite
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Respiratory Aid
Notes: Plants smoked and used for catarrh.

RECRD: 44065 id: 10524