Monday, May 25, 2009
Adiantum capillus-veneris LLin.
An evergreen fern with a short, ascending, and scaly rhizome with spirally arranged, stipitate and compound leaves. Stipe is dark is small, dark green, smooth, fan-shaped leaflets. Veins are free and often forked.
Part Used : Leaves, Whole plant
Preparation:The whole plant chop into small pieces 5 grasp dried plant,boil 3 glass of water, cool and drink 2 times a day. 10 grasp fresh plant, boil 4 glass of water, cool and drink 2 times a day.
Uses :Depurative, antidandruff, vermifuge. Astringent, liver bile stimulator. Hypoglycemic, hypotensive, stimulant and tonic. Detoxifier, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant. Maidenhair fern is antioxidant. Hepatoprotective, hypocholesterolemic. Diabetes, skin problems, diarrhea, and dysentery. It is mainly useful in respiratory problems. Hair loss, gallstones, liver problems, wounds. Convulsions and many chronic diseases. It is helpful to cure jaundice. Blood cleanser, cardiotonic decongestant.
Leaves are edible and used in making tea and other refreshing drinks. It breaks up stone in the bladder, spleen, and kidneys. Paste of leaves is useful in headaches and chest pains. Leaves are used as garnished material on foods.