Paku gajah (Angiopteris evecta (G.Forst.) Hoffm)

Traditional Uses: Treating cough, bleeding and diarrhea.  In Malaya a decoction of roots is used to arrest the discharge of blood after miscarriage, and the pounded plant is applied for coughs. Description Morphology: terrestrial fern, reaching a height of up to 2 meters and has a circular shaft. Stip and vegetative features smooth white lenticels. Frond …

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