Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott

Male Fern

Cherokee - Drug, Anthelmintic

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 34

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Scientific name: Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott
USDA symbol: DRFI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Male Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anthelmintic
Notes: Infusion of root taken for worms.

RECRD: 85190 id: 12710