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Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes) - Herbal Remedy for Hair Problems

Maidenhair spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes
  • Botanical Name - Asplenium trichomanes
  • Family Name - Filices
  • Other Name - Maidenhair spleenwort

Uses of Maidenhair spleenwort

  • Worms
  • Rickets
  • Wounds
  • Skin conditions
  • Hair problems
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis disorders
  • Menstrual problems
  • Sore throat
  • Insect bites
  • Headache

How to Use in Different Diseases?

  • The liquid extract is one of the best anthelmintics against tapeworm, which it kills.
  • The powder is useful for rickets. The powder is taken one to two teaspoonful twice a day with water.
  • An ointment is an effect on wounds, bruised and other skin conditions.
  • It acts as diuretic and expectorant and hence useful for urinary and respiratory disorders.
  • The whole plant is beneficial in hair problems such as hair falls etc. and menstrual disorders.
  • Maiden tea is helpful in sore throat.
  • It is used as a poultice on snake bites, bee stings etc.
  • A paste made from the fronds is applied to the forehead to relieve headaches and to the chest to relieve chest pains.

Parts used

Whole plant


  • Extract - 5 to 10ml
  • Ointment - Twice daily
  • Powder - 3 to 6 gm
  • Tea - 2 to 4gm


Extract, Ointment, Powder, Tea

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