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Male fern   /meɪl fərn/   Listen
Male fern

Fern of North America and Europe whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapeworms.  Synonym: Dryopteris filix-mas.

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... and dried iron sulphate and 1/2 pound bicarbonate of soda, and give one teaspoonful each morning until the medicine is gone. After the last dose give the following: Turpentine, 2 ounces; fluid extract male fern, 1/2 ounce; Pearson's Creolins, 1 ounce; raw linseed oil, 1 pint. Mix and give all at one dose. To improve the general condition one may give artificial Carlsbad salts, 1 tablespoonful in each feed, and each dose to have added to ...
— One Thousand Questions in California Agriculture Answered • E.J. Wickson

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