Maidenhair Fern Powerful remedy for pulmonary problems, coughs, and other respiratory problems.
Maidenhair is a beautiful little evergreen fern which grows well in high altitudes where there is plenty of moisture and shade. It received its fancy name since a single leaflet looks like the hairdo of a maid. The stem is dark and shiny, bearing small, green, smooth, fan- shaped leaflets. The veins are free and often forked. It is considered to be an ornamental plant and is often kept inside the house.
* Stimulates appetite and helps in digestion.
* Promotes flow of urine.
* Reduces or eliminates fever.
* Relieves inflamed parts.
* Powerful remedy for pulmonary problems, coughs, and other respiratory problems.
* For various kinds of muscle pains and inflammation of joints.
* As a tonic.
* Regulates menstruation.
* Externally used as a lotion.
* Checks falling of hair and baldness.
HOW TO USE:
* The infusion of the leaves takes care of the first eight conditions given under Medicinal use.
* The decoction of the leaves is used as a tonic. It is good especially for women after delivery, in doses of two tablespoons every 2 hours.
* Externally, the decoction of the leaves is applied as a lotion for falling of hair and baldness.
Normal Dosage For:
Adults: 4 or 5 cups a day.
Aged 6 to 9 years: 2 cups a day
Aged 2 to 5 years: 1 cup a day
1 to 2 years: 1/2 cup a day
Below 1 year: 1/4 or less cup a day
A Useful Table for Quick Measurements:
1 tbsp = 5 grams (green herb)
1 dessertspoon = 2 grams (dry herb)
1 teaspoon = 25 drops
1 cup = 16 tbsp
1 litre = 7 or 8 cups