- What other names is Ostrich Fern known by?
- What is Ostrich Fern?
- How does Ostrich Fern work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ostrich Fern.
People use ostrich fern as a gargle for sore throat.
Ostrich fern is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds and boils.
In foods, fiddleheads are regarded as a seasonal delicacy. They are available canned, frozen, or fresh. Fresh fiddleheads must be boiled at least 10 minutes before eating. Otherwise they can cause severe food poisoning.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Sore throat, when used as a gargle.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Boils, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, headaches, and severe food poisoning.
There isn't enough information to know whether it's safe to use boiled ostrich fern as a medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ostrich fern during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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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