Asplenium sagittatum

Asplenium sagittatum (DC.) A.J.Bange


  • Phyllitis sagittata Guinea and Heywood
  • Mule's Fern
  • Mule's Spleenwort
  • khinshar sahmi خنشار سهمي
  • khinshar خنشار
  • sarkhas sahmi سرخس سهمي
  • גְּרִיזִית נָאָה
  • gerizit na'a


  • Shady rocks

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Asplenium sagittatum (DC.) A.J.Bange

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source
Mental Health



Preparation/ Admin/Plant Part not specified.

Not specified B
Musculoskeletal/ Joints


Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Preparation /Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

Not specified 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.