Comptonia peregrina Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
sweet-fern
Comptonia peregrina

Medical use

Economic importance of Comptonia peregrina

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Nova Scotia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Ohio, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

AntiHIV
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiflu
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Antitumor
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiviral
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Leaf ;found in Root ;found in Stem

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Leaf
Root
Stem
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]