Maidenhair Fern

The Southern Maidenhair Fern is a fern mainly found in the tropics, but also somewhat in Central Europe. The leaves of the Southern Maidenhair Fern are multi-pinnate and can bu used for tea and syrup.

Characteristics

Scientific name
Adiantum capillus-veneris.

Popular names
Venus Hair Fern, Black maidenhair fern, Southern maidenhair fern.

Used plant parts
Leaves.

Ingredients
Essential oils, bitter substance, tannic acid, mucilage.

Harvest period
Spring and summer.

Medicinal properties

Main uses: Cough & Cold.

Healing effects

        • Calming
        • Blood-purifying
        • Expectorant
        • Tonifying
        • Cough
        • Whooping cough
        • Cold
        • Promotes breast milk
        • Insect bites
        • Dandruff

Application methods

        • Orally
        • Topically

 

Adiantum capillus-veneris
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Division:Polypodiophyta
Class:Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Pteridaceae
Genus:Adiantum
Species:
A. capillus-veneris
Binomial name
Adiantum capillus-veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris, the Southern maidenhair fern, black maidenhair fern, maidenhair fern, and venus hair fern, is a species of ferns in the genus Adiantum and the family Pteridaceae with a subcosmopolitan worldwide distribution. It is cultivated as a popular garden fern and houseplant.

Maidenhair Fern (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

maidenhair fern (plural maidenhair ferns)

  1. Maidenhair (Adiantum spp.).
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 533:
      Hissao looked at the bottle with the polite attention another son might bestow on his mother's favourite maidenhair fern, or on a pear tree […].

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