Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 2

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
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Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn  

Names.

Myanmar: boktaung, wetkyein. English: brake, braken, hog-pasture brake, pasture brake.

Range.

Cosmopolitan.

Use.

Stem: Rhizome used as an anthelmintic.

Notes.

Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in China, Indo-China, and New Guinea.

Reported constituents include hydrocyanic acid, catechuic tannins, antivitamin B, antivitamin K, and pteridine. The rhizome contains filicic acid, essential oil, resin, some tannin, filicotannic acid, fatty oil, wax, aspidinol, sugar, gum, and starch ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).