Adiantum pedatum Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
five-finger fern northern maidenhair pointerweed

Adiantum pedatum is a species of fern in the family Pteridaceae, native to moist forests in eastern North America. Adiantum aleuticum was once considered a subspecies. Both A. pedatum and A. aleuticum have fronds distinctively bifurcated and with pinnae on only one side. It grows 30–75 cm tall, and is deciduous.

Adiantum pedatum

Medical use

Economic importance of Adiantum pedatum

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
7-fernene Leaf
Adiantone Leaf
Adipedatol Leaf
Ferna-7,9(11)-diene Plant
Fernene Leaf
Filicenal Plant
Filicene Leaf
Isofernene Leaf
Neohopa-11,13(18)-diene Plant
Neohopene Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]