Adiantum Capillus Veneris

Scientific Name: Adiantum Capillus Veneris L.
English Name: Maidenhair Fern
Other Names in English: Venus’s hair
Family: Polypodiaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Moderate to warm and slightly dry.
1- Brew 10 grams of it in a liter of boiling water and drink 3 cups of the strained tea every day. It dilutes the consistency of homours through moderate heat. It opens the narrow pores of the body and moves the homours through the pores and expels them. It is a medicine that corrects the consistency of homours. If it is concentrated, bring it to moderation, and if it is lenis, concentrate it enough. Dehumidifier. It is useful for treating cold bladder infection, it is useful for purging the chest and lungs, shortness of breath, chest pain and treating jaundice, it is useful for treating chronic and moist coughs, it opens the breath in patients who have asthma and shortness of breath, it kills some bacteria and viruses such as pertussis bacillus and rabies virus, it is febrifuge, it is used to kill parasites in the stomach, it cures ulcers, it is emmenagogue and is very useful for expelling bladder stones.
2- Boil it with the same amount of mint every day and drink it after straining. Prevents belching and bloating, treats suffocation.
3- Inhaling its boiled water is beneficial to open the nose in case of getting colds and catarrh.
4- Eating its pulverized powder is useful for relieving diarrhea.
5- Rubbing its decoction on the head strengthens the hair.
6- Cook it and put it on the swollen testicle. Will relieve swelling.
7- Just pound it and poultice it on the snake bite. It is beneficial.


It is a plant of the fern family, genus Polypodiaceae and perennial. Its coriander-like leaves are usually without the main stem and have long petioles, very thin and black like hair. In terms of climatic conditions, this plant likes relatively warm, humid and low light areas, grows near wells, wet places, in caves and shady places. The leaves of this plant are slightly fragrant, have astringent taste and are slightly bitter. This plant is grown in Europe, Asia, North America and some other regions of the world, it is seen in many regions in Iran.

Chemical Constituents

Chemical analysis of Adiantum capillus-veneri showed that it contained flavonoids, triterpenoids, aoleananes, phenylpropanoids, carbohydrates, carotenoids, and alicyclics. Many triterpenoids: 21-hydroxy adiantone, triterpenoid epoxide (adiantoxide), Fern-9(11)-en-12-one, isoadiantone, isoglaucanone, hdoxyhopane, isoadiantol, hydroxyadiantone, olean-12-en-3-one, olean-18-en-3-one, fern-9(11)-ene, ferna-7, 9(11)-diene, 7-fernene, hop- 22(29)-ene, filic-3-ene , neohop-12-ene , pteron-14-en-7a-ol, fern-9(11)-en- 3a-ol, fern-7-en-3a-ol, adian-5(10)-en-3a-ol, adian-5-en-3a-ol, fern-9(11)-en-28-O, fern-9(11)-en-12- beta-ol and 4-α-hydroxyfilican-3-one were isolated from the leaves of Adiantum capillus-veneris. Four sulphate esters of hydroxycinnamic acid-sugar derivatives were isolated from the fronds of Adiantum capillus-veneris. L. These compounds have been shown to be 1-p-coumarylglucose 6-sulphate, 1-p-coumarylglucose 2- sulphate, 1-caffeylgalactose 3-sulphate, and 1- caffeylgalactose 6-sulphate.

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