Lexicon:Polypody of the oak

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Term: polypody of the oak
References: The Mauritius Command, page 190
Desolation Island, page 90
Meaning: A fern whose dried root is used as a mild laxative, a tonic for dyspepsia and loss of appetite.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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