Venus hair

Popular names: maidenhair leaf, female fern, female hair.

Pharmacy name: maidenhair leaves (fronds) – Capilli Veneris herba (formerly: Herba Capilli veneris).

Botanical description. Fern with fronds 20-40 cm long, twice and thrice pinnately dissected.

Delicate leaves are short-petiolate, wedge-shaped or fan-shaped. It grows in the south of Europe and in other warm states.

Active ingredients: tannins, bitterness, sugar and a little essential oil.

Application. Previously, venus hair was a popular remedy for coughs.

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