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Asplenium scolopendrium - Hart's tongue fern

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Asplenium scolopendrium, Hart's-tongue fern

Asplenium scolopendrium, known as hart's-tongue or hart's-tongue fern (syn. Phyllitis scolopendrium) is a fern in the genus Asplenium, of the Northern Hemisphere.

Uses

Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Piles, Burns, Scalds.

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

2,2′-azin-obis(3-ethylbenothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) diammonium salt, Gallic acid, 1,1-diphenyl-2- picrylhydrazyl, potassium persulphate, ethanol, FolinCiocal, teureagent, sodium carbonate, butylated hydroxy, toluene (BHT) and methanol were purchased from, Merck (Germany).[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Hart's-tongue fern


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen Fern

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple The leaves are divided into 3-6 toothed leaflets, with smaller leaflets in between

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Division in spring.

How to plant/cultivate

Grows well in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.[2]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Moist banks, Meadows, Damp shady places in woodlands.

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