Polypodium virginianum, Polypodium vulgare subsp. virginianum Rock Polypody, Common Polypody, Polypody Fern.

Polypodium virginianum, Polypodium vulgare subsp. virginianum. Algonquin used plant tea for heart disease. Other Native groups used root tea for pleurisy, hives, sore throats, stomachache. Poulticed root for inflammations. Historically, root steeped in milk as laxative for children. Once considered valuable for lung ailments and liver disease. Tea or syrup of whole plant used for liver ailments, pleurisy, worms.

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