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ADIANTUM INCISUM

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Synonym ► A. caudatum Linn.

Family ► Adiantaceae.

Habitat ► The plains and the lower slopes of the hills in Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

Ayurvedic ► Nilakantha-shikhaa, Mayurshikhaa, Vahrishikhaa.

Action ► Used in hemicrania, cough, fever; externally in skin diseases; used as a substitute for A. capillus-veneris.

The fern yields adiantone, isoadian- tone, fernene, hentriacontane, hentri- acontanone-16, beta-sitosterol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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