Maidenhair Fern Herbal Remedies
Maidenhair fern is used for coughs of a recent nature and is sometimes combined with licorice or licorice fern (Polypodium spp.) for this purpose. In decoction or as a syrup it makes a soothing, cooling drink for flu, fevers, and inflammation. It also acts as an emmenagogue and is a tonic for the hair. The herb is expectorant, demulcent, and antitussive. Maidenhair Fern has a taste of SWEET, ACRID and a temperature of COOL.
Maidenhair Fern Proper Dose
|Maidenhair Fern Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
Maidenhair Fern Reference Information
|Latin Name||Adiantum capillus-veneris|
|Other Names||Rock fern|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb for teas, tincture.|
|Affects||Respiratory system, Urinary system|
|Botanical Info||A beautiful, graceful fern with stiff, shiny black stems, from six to fifteen inches tall.|
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