Adiante du Canada, Adiante Pédalé, Adiantum capillus-veneris, Adiantum pedatum, Capillaire du Canada, Capillaire à Cinq Doigts, Capillaire Pédalée, Cheveux de Vénus, Culantrillo, Five-Finger Fern, Fougère Fer-à-Cheval, Fougère à Pétiole, Hair of Venus, Herbe de Freya, Maiden Fern, Rock Fern, Venus' Hair.
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.
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