Asplenium ceterach

Asplenium ceterach L.

Aspleniaceae

  • Ceterach officinarum Willd.
  • Rustyback
  • Scale Fern
  • Scaly Spleenwort
  • حشيشة الذهب
  • غالقة
  • ghalqeh
  • hashishet el-dahab
  • דַּנְדַּנָּה רְפוּאִית
  • dandana refu'it

Hemicryptophyte

  • Shady rocks
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Asplenium ceterach L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Use aerial parts as poultice on wound.

Aerial partsB

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Asplenium genus (ferns) has some species containing carcinogens. Many ferns also contain thiaminase which in large quantities can delete vitamin B complex causing health problems. Cooking/heating destroys thiaminase.