Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Shinnecock - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Carr, Lloyd G. and Carlos Westey, 1945, Surviving Folktales & Herbal Lore Among the Shinnecock Indians, Journal of American Folklore 58:113-123, page 119

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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: Shinnecock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Infusion of leaves rubbed on the skin for itch.

RECRD: 84346 id: 10546