Osmunda regalis, Royal Fern.
Osmunda regalis, Royal Fern, is a widespread species in Asia, Europe, and North America. Used by native groups for treatment of various gynecological conditions. Root historically considered mucilaginous, tonic, and styptic. Used in coughs, diarrhea, and dysentery. A tonic during convalescence from exhausting diseases. "One root, infused in a pint of hot water for half an hour, will convert the whole -into a thick jelly, very valuable in leucorrhoea and other female weaknesses. The mucilage mixed with brandy is a popular remedy as an external application for subluxations and debility of the muscles of the back" — O. Phelps Brown. 1895. The Complete Herbalist.
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