Working with Maidenhair Fern
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.
Conditions treated with Maidenhair Fern
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