Scolopendrium. Hart's Tongue.

Botanical name: 

Scolopendrium. Scolopendrium Scolopodendrium (L.) Karst. Asplenium Scolopendrium L. Phyllitis Scolopendrium (L.) Newman. Hart's Tongue.—The fronds of this fern, which is indigenous both in Europe and America, have a sweetish, mucilaginous, and slightly astringent taste, and, when rubbed, a disagreeable oily odor. They were used as a deobstruent in visceral affections, as an astringent in hemorrhages and fluxes, and as a demulcent in pectoral complaints.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.