Latin name: Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth
Botanical family: Dryopteridaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): common ladyfern (Eng.)
athyrium fougère-femelle (Fr.)
a'sawan, ana'ganûck (Ojibwa)
Roots :Mixed with Urtica gracilis in a decoction used to treat stoppage of urine [Ojibwa 47]. Dried, made into a powder and used to heal sores. Tea used to ease milk flow in patients with caked breast [Ojibwa 87].