- What other names is Maidenhair Fern known by?
- What is Maidenhair Fern?
- How does Maidenhair Fern work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Maidenhair Fern.
Maidenhair fern is used for bronchitis, coughs, whooping cough, and heavy menstruation with cramps. It is also used to loosen chest congestion.
Some people apply maidenhair fern directly to the scalp for hair loss and to make hair darker.
Don't confuse maidenhair fern with maidenhair tree, which is another name for Ginkgo biloba.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Whooping cough.
- Menstrual problems.
- Hair loss.
- Darkening hair color.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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There isn't enough information to know if maidenhair fern is safe when taken in larger amounts as a medicine. There are reports that large amounts may cause vomiting in some people.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use maidenhair fern if you are pregnant. In large amounts, it can cause vomiting.
There isn't enough information to know if maidenhair fern is safe during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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