Overview

Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum) is a plant that is native to Europe. It is used as a favoring in alcoholic drinks and is sometimes used as medicine.

Maidenhair fern contains chemicals that might help reduce swelling (inflammation).

Maidenhair fern is used for cough, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), wound healing, hair loss, and several other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse maidenhair fern with Ginkgo, which is sometimes called maidenhair tree.

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