Dryopteris filix-mas Health effects and herbal facts

Dryopteris filix-mas is a common fern of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, native to much of Europe, Asia, and North America. It favours damp shaded areas in the understory of woodlands, but also shady places on hedge-banks, rocks, and screes. It is much less abundant in North America than in Europe. The plant is sometimes referred to in ancient literature as worm fern. Its specific epithet filix-mas means "male fern", as the plant was thought to be the male version of the female fern, being robust in appearance and vigorous in growth.

Dryopteris filix-mas

Medical use

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Biological activities

Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Allergenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Alpha-Glucosidase-Inhibitor
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Anthelmintic
Albaspidin found in Rhizome
Aspidin found in Rhizome
Aspidinol found in Rhizome
Desaspidin found in Rhizome
Filicic-acid found in Rhizome
Filicin found in Rhizome (15000 ppm)
Filmarone found in Plant
AntiEBV
Aspidin found in Rhizome
Desaspidin found in Rhizome
AntiLegionella
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiarrhythmic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiasthmatic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antibacterial
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Anticancer
Butyric-acid found in Rhizome
Anticlastogen
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiherpetic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiinflammatory
Margaspidin found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiischemic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antileukemic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antimelanogenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antimutagenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiophidic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antioxidant
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiperoxidant
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiradicular
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiseptic
Filicic-acid found in Rhizome
Hexanol found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antispasmodic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antitumor-Promoter
Aspidin found in Rhizome
Desaspidin found in Rhizome
Antitumor
Butyric-acid found in Rhizome
Antitussive
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antiviral
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Apoptotic
Butyric-acid found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Bruchifuge
Butyric-acid found in Rhizome
Carcinogenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Cardioprotective
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Cardiotoxic
Filicin found in Rhizome (15000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Aspidin found in Rhizome
Desaspidin found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
FLavor
Hexanol found in Rhizome
Fungicide
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Glutathione-Depleting
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Hepatotoxic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Immunostimulant
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Irritant
Isobutyric-acid found in Rhizome
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Rhizome
Nematistat
Butyric-acid found in Rhizome
Nephrotoxic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Pesticide
Albaspidin found in Rhizome
Aspidin found in Rhizome
Aspidinol found in Rhizome
Butyric-acid found in Rhizome
Filicic-acid found in Rhizome
Filicin found in Rhizome (15000 ppm)
Filmarone found in Plant
Hexanol found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Phagocytotic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Prostaglandigenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Secretogogue
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Taenicide
Albaspidin found in Rhizome
Aspidin found in Rhizome
Aspidinol found in Rhizome
Transdermal
Isobutyric-acid found in Rhizome
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Ubiquiot
Protocatechuic-acid found in Rhizome
Vermifuge
Filicin found in Rhizome (15000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
11,13(13)-hopadiene Rhizome
12-hopene Rhizome
9(11)-fernene Rhizome
Albaspidin Rhizome
Aspidin Rhizome
Aspidinol Rhizome
Butanonephloroglucides Rhizome
Butyric-acid Rhizome
Desaspidin Rhizome
Eo Rhizome 80 400
Fat Rhizome 50,000 60,000
Filicic-acid Rhizome
Filicin Rhizome 15,000
Filicylbutanone Rhizome
Filix-acid-bbb Rhizome
Filmarone Plant
Flavaspidic-acid Rhizome
Glucose Rhizome
Hexanol Rhizome
Isobutyric-acid Rhizome
Margaspidin Rhizome
Methylene-bis-norflavaspidic-acid Rhizome
Octanol Rhizome
Oleoresin Rhizome 65,000 150,000
Paraspidin Rhizome
Phlobaphene Rhizome
Phloraspidinol Rhizome
Phloraspin Rhizome
Phloraspyrone Rhizome
Phloroglucin Rhizome
Phloropyron Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid Rhizome
Pseudoaspidin Rhizome
Sugar Rhizome 110,000
Tannins Rhizome 78,000
Trisaspidin Rhizome
Trisdesaspidin Rhizome
Trisflavaspidic-acid Rhizome
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]