Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Micmac - Drug, Stimulant

Use documented by:
Chandler, R. Frank, Lois Freeman and Shirley N. Hooper, 1979, Herbal Remedies of the Maritime Indians, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1:49-68, page 56

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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: Micmac
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Stimulant
Notes: Berries, bark and leaves used as an 'exhilarant' and beverage.

RECRD: 84338 id: 10536