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Actiniopteris dichotoma Kuhn.
Synonym A. australis (L. f.) Link. A. radiata (Sw.) Link.
A. dichotoma Kuhn. Family Adiantaceae.
Habitat Throughout India, especially common in Kumaon Hills and the Nilgiris, below an altitude of 1,200 m.
English Peacock’s tail.
Ayurvedic Mayurshikhaa, Madhuchhadaa, Sahastrahi, Vahrishilthaa.
Action Styptic, antibacterial, antipyretic.
The stems and leaves contain rutin, a styptic active principle. Anthelmintic activity, attributed to the fern, was not observed in experiments on mice.
Dosage Root—3—5 g powder. (CCRAS.)