Dryopteridaceae Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro

Ostrich Fern

Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 44

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Scientific name: Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro
USDA symbol: MAST (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ostrich Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Decoction of leaf stalk base from the sterile frond taken to speed expulsion of the afterbirth.

RECRD: 5522 id: 22527