Search for Pteridaceae found 108 matches:

Acrostichum danaeifolium Langsd. & Fisch.
Inland Leatherfern; Pteridaceae
Seminole Drug (Febrifuge)
Infusion of plant taken and rubbed on the body for high fevers.
Sturtevant, William 1954 The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices. Yale University, PhD Thesis (p. 202)



Acrostichum danaeifolium Langsd. & Fisch.
Inland Leatherfern; Pteridaceae
Seminole Other (Cash Crop)
Plant sold to greenhouses.
Sturtevant, William 1954 The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices. Yale University, PhD Thesis (p. 506)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Lummi Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Infusion of leaves used as a hair wash.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Makah Drug (Antihemorrhagic)
Leaves chewed for internal hemorrhages from wounds.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Makah Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Infusion of leaves used as a hair wash.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Makah Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Leaves chewed for sore chest and stomach troubles.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Skokomish Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Infusion of leaves used as a hair wash.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Karok Fiber (Basketry)
Stems used for the designs in baskets.
Baker, Marc A. 1981 The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California. Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis (p. 15)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Makah Fiber (Basketry)
Midribs used for the designs in basketry.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Quinault Fiber (Basketry)
Midribs used for the designs in basketry.
Gunther, Erna 1973 Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition (p. 14)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Tolowa Fiber (Basketry)
Dried, stored stems soaked in water and used for the designs in baskets.
Baker, Marc A. 1981 The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California. Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis (p. 15)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Yurok Fiber (Basketry)
Stems used for the designs in baskets.
Baker, Marc A. 1981 The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California. Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis (p. 15)



Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris
Aleutian Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Pomo, Kashaya Other (Jewelry)
Stem inserted into ear lobe to keep hole from closing, either alone or with feathers; an earring.
Goodrich, Jennie and Claudia Lawson 1980 Kashaya Pomo Plants. Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles (p. 45)



Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Common Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Mahuna Drug (Antirheumatic (Internal))
Plant used for rheumatism.
Romero, John Bruno 1954 The Botanical Lore of the California Indians. New York. Vantage Press, Inc. (p. 60)



Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Common Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Navajo, Kayenta Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Infusion of plant used as a lotion for bumblebee or centipede stings.
Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris 1951 The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho. Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press (p. 14)



Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Common Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Navajo, Kayenta Drug (Psychological Aid)
Plant smoked or infusion of plant used for insanity.
Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris 1951 The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho. Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press (p. 14)



Adiantum jordanii C. Muell.
California Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Analgesic)
Decoction of plant used for "pain below the shoulders."
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 4)



Adiantum jordanii C. Muell.
California Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Blood Medicine)
Decoction of plant used to purify the blood.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 4)



Adiantum jordanii C. Muell.
California Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Decoction of plant used for stomach troubles.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 4)



Adiantum jordanii C. Muell.
California Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Decoction of plant used to expel the afterbirth and for postparturition.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 4)



Adiantum jordanii C. Muell.
California Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Pomo, Kashaya Fiber (Basketry)
Dried, split stems used as a material for basket design.
Goodrich, Jennie and Claudia Lawson 1980 Kashaya Pomo Plants. Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles (p. 46)



Adiantum jordanii C. Muell.
California Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Pomo, Kashaya Other (Jewelry)
Stem inserted into ear lobe to keep hole from closing, either alone or with feathers; an earring.
Goodrich, Jennie and Claudia Lawson 1980 Kashaya Pomo Plants. Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles (p. 46)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Antirheumatic (External))
Compound decoction of root applied with warm hands for rheumatism.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 8)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Antirheumatic (External))
Decoction of roots rubbed on area affected by rheumatism.
Taylor, Linda Averill 1940 Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes. Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University (p. 3)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Antirheumatic (Internal))
Infusion taken for rheumatism.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Emetic)
Infusion of whole plant given as an emetic "in case of ague and fever."
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Emetic)
Decoction of whole plant used as an emetic in cases of ague and fever.
Witthoft, John 1947 An Early Cherokee Ethnobotanical Note. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 37(3):73-75 (p. 74)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Febrifuge)
Infusion of whole plant blown over head and chest of patient for fever.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Febrifuge)
Decoction of whole plant used as an emetic in cases of fever.
Witthoft, John 1947 An Early Cherokee Ethnobotanical Note. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 37(3):73-75 (p. 74)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Heart Medicine)
Powdered leaves smoked for heart trouble.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Misc. Disease Remedy)
Infusion of whole plant given as an emetic "in case of ague and fever."
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Misc. Disease Remedy)
Decoction of whole plant used as an emetic in cases of ague.
Witthoft, John 1947 An Early Cherokee Ethnobotanical Note. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 37(3):73-75 (p. 74)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Other)
Given for "sudden paralytic attacks as in bad pneumonia of children."
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Cherokee Drug (Respiratory Aid)
Powdered plant "snuffed" and smoked for asthma.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 34)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Blood Medicine)
Decoction of plant used to purify the blood.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Decoction of plant used for stomach troubles.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Hesquiat Drug (Respiratory Aid)
Infusion of dried fronds burned to ashes, mixed with unknown and taken for shortness of breath.
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat 1982 Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island. Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum (p. 29)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Hesquiat Drug (Respiratory Aid)
Green fronds chewed for shortness of breath.
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat 1982 Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island. Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum (p. 29)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Hesquiat Drug (Strengthener)
Infusion of dried fronds burned to ashes, mixed with unknown and taken for strength and endurance.
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat 1982 Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island. Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum (p. 29)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Hesquiat Drug (Strengthener)
Green fronds chewed by dancers in winter for strength and endurance.
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat 1982 Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island. Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum (p. 29)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Makah Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Fronds chewed or eaten for "weak stomach."
Gill, Steven J. 1983 Ethnobotany of the Makah and Ozette People, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA). Washington State University, Ph.D. Thesis (p. 217)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Menominee Drug (Antidiarrheal)
Compound decoction of root used for dysentery.
Densmore, Francis 1932 Menominee Music. SI-BAE Bulletin #102 (p. 131)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Menominee Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Blades, stem and root used for "female maladies."
Smith, Huron H. 1923 Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174 (p. 47)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Meskwaki Drug (Pediatric Aid)
Compound containing root and stems used for children who "turn black."
Smith, Huron H. 1928 Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326 (p. 237)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Micmac Drug (Other)
Herb used for fits and taken as an "agreeable decoction."
Chandler, R. Frank, Lois Freeman and Shirley N. Hooper 1979 Herbal Remedies of the Maritime Indians. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1:49-68 (p. 54)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Nitinaht Drug (Ceremonial Medicine)
Used by dancers to make them light footed.
Turner, Nancy J., John Thomas, Barry F. Carlson and Robert T. Ogilvie 1983 Ethnobotany of the Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island. Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum (p. 61)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Potawatomi Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Infusion of root taken by nursing mothers for caked breast.
Smith, Huron H. 1933 Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230 (p. 73)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Karok Fiber (Basketry)
Softened stems dried and used for the black designs in basket caps and other baskets.
Schenck, Sara M. and E. W. Gifford 1952 Karok Ethnobotany. Anthropological Records 13(6):377-392 (p. 377)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Makah Fiber (Basketry)
Dark petioles split in two, worked until soft and used for black in basketry.
Gill, Steven J. 1983 Ethnobotany of the Makah and Ozette People, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA). Washington State University, Ph.D. Thesis (p. 217)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Karok Other (Decorations)
Stems used as decoration on clothing, especially on the Jump Dance dress.
Schenck, Sara M. and E. W. Gifford 1952 Karok Ethnobotany. Anthropological Records 13(6):377-392 (p. 377)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Kwakiutl, Southern Other (Containers)
Used to line baskets.
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell 1973 The Ethnobotany of the Southern Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia. Economic Botany 27:257-310 (p. 264)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Kwakiutl, Southern Other (Cooking Tools)
Used to cover berry drying racks.
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell 1973 The Ethnobotany of the Southern Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia. Economic Botany 27:257-310 (p. 264)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Maidu Other (Decorations)
Stalks used as decorative overlay twine in the manufacture of baskets.
Swartz, Jr., B. K. 1958 A Study of Material Aspects of Northeastern Maidu Basketry. Kroeber Anthropological Society Publications 19:67-84 (p. 71)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Pomo Other (Tools)
Stem inserted in a pierced ear lobe to keep the wound from closing.
Gifford, E. W. 1967 Ethnographic Notes on the Southwestern Pomo. Anthropological Records 25:10-15 (p. 11)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Potawatomi Other (Good Luck Charm)
Black stems used as hunting charms to bring good luck.
Smith, Huron H. 1933 Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230 (p. 122)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Analgesic)
Decoction of plant used by children for cramps.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Antirheumatic (External))
Compound decoction of green roots used as foot soak for rheumatism.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Antirheumatic (Internal))
Compound decoction of green roots taken for rheumatism.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Diuretic)
Decoction of roots taken for the cessation of urine due to gall.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Emetic)
Infusion of plant induced vomiting as a remedy for love medicine.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Compound decoction or infusion of roots taken for excessive menstruation.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Decoction of roots used by "ladies to get period, cleans out" or for abortions.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Plant used for abortal pains and pain when about to deliver.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Liver Aid)
Decoction of roots taken for the cessation of urine due to gall.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Orthopedic Aid)
Poultice of smashed plant applied to sore back of babies.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 257)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Pediatric Aid)
Poultice of smashed plant applied to sore back of babies.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 257)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Pediatric Aid)
Decoction of plant used by children for cramps.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Snake Bite Remedy)
Poultice of wet, smashed fronds bound to snakebites.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Venereal Aid)
Decoction of plant used as a wash for gonorrhea.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum pedatum L.
Northern Maidenhair; Pteridaceae
Iroquois Drug (Venereal Aid)
Decoction of root taken for venereal disease and used as a wash for sores.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 258)



Adiantum sp.
Maidenhair Fern; Pteridaceae
Apalachee Drug (Unspecified)
Plant water used for medicinal purposes.
Hann, John H. 1986 The Use and Processing of Plants by Indians of Spanish Florida. Southeastern Archaeology 5(2):1-102 (p. 98)



Adiantum sp.
Maidenhair Fern; Pteridaceae
Hahwunkwut Fiber (Basketry)
Plant used to make cooking bowls, mush baskets and other small baskets.
Merriam, C. Hart 1966 Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes. University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley (p. 183)



Adiantum sp.
Maidenhair Fern; Pteridaceae
Poliklah Fiber (Basketry)
Stems used to make the designs on baskets.
Merriam, C. Hart 1966 Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes. University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley (p. 170)



Adiantum sp.
Maidenhair Fern; Pteridaceae
Wintoon Fiber (Basketry)
Used to make designs on baskets.
Merriam, C. Hart 1966 Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes. University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley (p. 264)



Adiantum sp.
Maidenhair Fern; Pteridaceae
Hahwunkwut Other (Cooking Tools)
Plant used to make cooking bowls, mush baskets and other small baskets.
Merriam, C. Hart 1966 Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes. University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley (p. 183)



Argyrochosma fendleri (Kunze) Windham
Fendler's Falsecloak Fern; Pteridaceae
Tewa Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Pulverized plant applied to lips for cold sores.
Robbins, W.W., J.P. Harrington and B. Freire-Marreco 1916 Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians. SI-BAE Bulletin #55 (p. 67, 68)



Cheilanthes covillei Maxon
Coville's Lipfern; Pteridaceae
Kawaiisu Food (Beverage)
Stems and leaves used to make tea.
Zigmond, Maurice L. 1981 Kawaiisu Ethnobotany. Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press (p. 19)



Cheilanthes fendleri Hook.
Fendler's Lipfern; Pteridaceae
Keres, Western Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Infusion of plant used as a douche after childbirth.
Swank, George R. 1932 The Ethnobotany of the Acoma and Laguna Indians. University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis (p. 36)



Cheilanthes fendleri Hook.
Fendler's Lipfern; Pteridaceae
Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero Food (Beverage)
Leaves and young stems boiled to make a non-intoxicating beverage.
Castetter, Edward F. and M. E. Opler 1936 Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest III. The Ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache. University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(5):1-63 (p. 53)



Cheilanthes wootonii Maxon
Beaded Lipfern; Pteridaceae
Navajo, Ramah Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Cold infusion of plant used as a lotion for gunshot wounds.
Vestal, Paul A. 1952 The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho. Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94 (p. 11)



Cheilanthes wootonii Maxon
Beaded Lipfern; Pteridaceae
Navajo, Ramah Drug (Panacea)
Plant used as "life medicine."
Vestal, Paul A. 1952 The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho. Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94 (p. 11)



Cryptogramma sitchensis (Rupr.) T. Moore
Sitka Rockbrake; Pteridaceae
Thompson Drug (Eye Medicine)
Infusion of washed, strained fronds used as an eyewash.
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al. 1990 Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia. Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum (p. 88)



Cryptogramma sitchensis (Rupr.) T. Moore
Sitka Rockbrake; Pteridaceae
Thompson Drug (Liver Aid)
Infusion of washed, strained fronds taken for gallstones.
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al. 1990 Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia. Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum (p. 88)



Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis
Gold Fern; Pteridaceae
Miwok Drug (Toothache Remedy)
Chewed for toothache.
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford 1933 Miwok Material Culture. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11 (p. 170)



Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
Purple Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Mahuna Drug (Blood Medicine)
Infusion of plants taken to tone and thin the blood.
Romero, John Bruno 1954 The Botanical Lore of the California Indians. New York. Vantage Press, Inc. (p. 22)



Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
Purple Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Mahuna Drug (Kidney Aid)
Infusion of plants taken to flush the kidneys.
Romero, John Bruno 1954 The Botanical Lore of the California Indians. New York. Vantage Press, Inc. (p. 22)



Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
Purple Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Mahuna Drug (Preventive Medicine)
Infusion of plants taken as a preventative against sunstroke.
Romero, John Bruno 1954 The Botanical Lore of the California Indians. New York. Vantage Press, Inc. (p. 22)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Diegueno Drug (Antihemorrhagic)
Decoction of rhizomes taken for hemorrhage.
Hedges, Ken 1986 Santa Ysabel Ethnobotany. San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 20 (p. 28)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Diegueno Other (Good Luck Charm)
Rhizome pieces scattered about the home to keep animals & enemies away & encourage friends to visit.
Hedges, Ken 1986 Santa Ysabel Ethnobotany. San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 20 (p. 28)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Antihemorrhagic)
Decoction of plant used for internal injuries to cough up "bad blood."
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Blood Medicine)
Decoction of plant used for internal injuries to cough up "bad blood."
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Infusion of leaves used as a wash for facial sores.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Emetic)
Decoction of plant used for internal injuries to cough up "bad blood."
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Costanoan Drug (Febrifuge)
Infusion of sprouts taken for fevers.
Bocek, Barbara R. 1984 Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington. Economic Botany 38(2):240-255 (p. 5)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Yavapai Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Dried, pulverized leaves dusted on sores.
Gifford, E. W. 1936 Northeastern and Western Yavapai. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 34:247-345 (p. 261)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Yavapai Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Decoction taken as tea by women after childbirth.
Gifford, E. W. 1936 Northeastern and Western Yavapai. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 34:247-345 (p. 261)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Kawaiisu Food (Beverage)
Ferns brewed to make a nonmedicinal tea.
Zigmond, Maurice L. 1981 Kawaiisu Ethnobotany. Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press (p. 47)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Luiseno Food (Beverage)
Fronds used to make a beverage.
Sparkman, Philip S. 1908 The Culture of the Luiseno Indians. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234 (p. 234)



Pellaea mucronata (D.C. Eat.) D.C. Eat.
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Diegueno Food (Beverage)
Used to make tea.
Hinton, Leanne 1975 Notes on La Huerta Diegueno Ethnobotany. Journal of California Anthropology 2:214-222 (p. 215)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. californica (Lemmon) Windham
California Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Tubatulabal Food (Unspecified)
Leaves and stalks used for food.
Voegelin, Ermine W. 1938 Tubatulabal Ethnography. Anthropological Records 2(1):1-84 (p. 15)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Luiseno Drug (Unspecified)
Decoction of fronds used for medicinal purposes.
Sparkman, Philip S. 1908 The Culture of the Luiseno Indians. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234 (p. 234)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Miwok Drug (Antihemorrhagic)
Infusion taken for nosebleed.
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford 1933 Miwok Material Culture. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11 (p. 171)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Miwok Drug (Blood Medicine)
Infusion taken as a blood purifier.
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford 1933 Miwok Material Culture. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11 (p. 171)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Miwok Drug (Other)
Infusion taken as a spring medicine.
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford 1933 Miwok Material Culture. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11 (p. 171)



Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata
Birdfoot Cliffbrake; Pteridaceae
Luiseno Food (Beverage)
Plant used to make a tea.
Sparkman, Philip S. 1908 The Culture of the Luiseno Indians. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234 (p. 211)



Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis
Western Goldfern; Pteridaceae
Karok Drug (Analgesic)
Plant used to mitigate the afterpains of childbirth.
Schenck, Sara M. and E. W. Gifford 1952 Karok Ethnobotany. Anthropological Records 13(6):377-392 (p. 377)



Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis
Western Goldfern; Pteridaceae
Karok Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Plant used to mitigate the afterpains of childbirth.
Schenck, Sara M. and E. W. Gifford 1952 Karok Ethnobotany. Anthropological Records 13(6):377-392 (p. 377)



Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis
Western Goldfern; Pteridaceae
Yurok Other (Designs)
Spores used by children to make a design on their hands.
Baker, Marc A. 1981 The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California. Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis (p. 45)