Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Penobscot - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 309

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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: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Infusion of leaves rubbed on skin for poison ivy.

RECRD: 84344 id: 10543