Athyrie Fougère-Femelle, Athyrium filix-femina, Athyrium Fougère-Femelle, Brake Root, Common Polypod, Fougère-Femelle, Fougère Femelle, Helecho, Helecho de Pozo, Helecho de Roble, Helecho Hembra Menor, Oak Fern, Polipodio Común, Polypodium filix-femina, Rock Brake, Rock of Polypody.
Lady fern is a plant. The root and root-like stem are used to make medicine.
People take lady fern for lung and breathing problems, cough, and digestive tract illnesses.
How does it work?
There isn’t enough information to know how lady fern might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Lung and breathing problems.
- Digestive tract illnesses.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
The appropriate dose of lady fern depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lady fern. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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