Asplenium ceterach

Asplenium ceterach L.


  • Ceterach officinarum Willd.
  • Rustyback
  • Scale Fern
  • Scaly Spleenwort
  • ghalqeh غالقة
  • hashishet el-dahab حشيشة الذهب
  • דַּנְדַּנָּה רְפוּאִית
  • dandana refu'it


  • Shady rocks

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Asplenium ceterach L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source
Wound Healing



Use aerial parts as poultice on wound.

Aerial parts B

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Asplenium genus (ferns) has some species containing carcinogens. Many ferns also contain thiaminase which in large quantities can delete vitamin B complex causing health problems. Cooking/heating destroys thiaminase.