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 types bipinat and alternating. Pinul have a swollen stalk. All parts of the fuzzy tree. Spores arranged at the edges of the leaves on the lower surface. Distribution ecology: Having widely distributed in Peninsular Malaysia. Mostly grown in the river. Available in primary rain forest and lowland forest to the hills like in Cameron Highlands and Fraser’s Hill.

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