Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris carthusiana (Vill.) H.P. Fuchs

Spinulose Woodfern

Bella Coola - Drug, Antidote

Use documented by:
Smith, Harlan I., 1929, Materia Medica of the Bella Coola and Neighboring Tribes of British Columbia, National Museum of Canada Bulletin 56:47-68, page 48

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Scientific name: Dryopteris carthusiana (Vill.) H.P. Fuchs
USDA symbol: DRCA11 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spinulose Woodfern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Bella Coola
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antidote
Notes: Root eaten as an antidote for poison from eating shellfish in early summer.

RECRD: 85195 id: 12698