English: Walking maiden’s hair fern
Sanskrit: हंसपादी Hamsapathi
Hindi: हंसपादी Hamsapathi
Malayalam: Kayyala panna- കയ്യാലപന്നൽ
Black maidenhair is a leafy fern, with dark brown stems, 6 to 15 cm long, glabrous, shining, tufted, pinnate, linear to lanceolate in outline.
Useful plant parts of Black maidenhair: Leaf, root, rhizome
It is used broncho-dilator, diuretic and pectoral, for fevers in children, elephantiasis, treatment of coughs and throat infections, blood diseases, muscular pain, rabies, antidysenteric and febrifugal
The chemical content of Black maidenhair: carotenoids.
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