Wood fern

The Scientific name of Woodfern: Drynaria quercifolia

Name of Woodfern in different languages:-

English: Basket ferns, Oak-leaf fern

Hindi: Asvakatri, Katikapan

Malayalam: Pannal- പന്നൽ, Matilpanna- മതിൽപ്പന്ന, Pannikizangu, Annan pacha-അണ്ണാൻ പച്ച

Sanskrit: Aswakatri

Plant description of Wood fern:

Wood fern is commonly found on woods rocks as a parasite, grow in rhizomes which are creeping, densely clothed with brown or reddish brown scales which is resemble the squirrel. The leaves are cordate, variously lobate-pinnate, green, size up to 90 cm long, petiolate, broad-ovate, deeply pinnate.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart Shaped Margin-Sinuate Venation-parallel

Useful plant parts:

Rhizomes and leaves

Medicinal uses:

To treat the cough, typhoid, migraine, headache, and diarrhea

Medicinal properties:

Antibacterial, Anti-gonorrheal, Antipyretic, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Analgesic.

Chemical contents:

phenols, proteins, xanthoproteins, carboxylic acid, coumarins, saponins, catechin, coumarins, flavonoids, phenolics, saponin, friedelin, beta-amyrin, beta-sitosterol 3-beta-D-glucopyranoside, naringin, tannins, alkaloids, steroids, tannins, triterpenes,

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