Adiantum incisum Forsk. Synonym A. caudatum Linn.
Family Adiantaceae.
Habitat The plains and the lower slopes of the hills in Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
Ayurvedic Nilakantha-shikhaa, Mayurshilthaa, Vahrishilthaa.
Action Used in hemicrania, cough, fever; externally in skin diseases; used as a substitute for A. capillus-veneris.
The fern yields adiantone, isoadiantone, fernene, hentriacontane, hentriacontanone-l6, beta-sitosterol.

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