Male Fem

Male Fern (Dryopteris Filix-Mas) is a plant found in the termperate zones of Europe, northern Asia, and North and South America. The dried fronds, the fresh or dried rhizomes, and the aerial parts can be used medicinally. Male Fern contains filicin and filmarone. These are active anthelmintics. The constituents act as a vermifuge to kill worms. Male Fern also contains volatile oils, tannin, albaspidin, and desaspidin.

Male Fern has been used homeopathically for worms, wounds, tumors, heavy menstrual bleeding, and nose bleeds.

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Cautions Male Fern has been associated with diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, severe headache, and queasiness.