Heracleum candicans

Synonym ► Ceterach officinarum Willd.

Asplenium ceterach L.

Family ► Athyriaceae, Polypodiaceae.

Habitat ► Western Himalaya, from Kashmir to Garhwal, up to 3,000 m.

Action ► Fern—diuretic, astringent; used for diseases of the urinary tract, infirmities of spleen, also for treating jaundice.

The plant contains caffeic acid, neo-hesperidin, kaempferol-3, 7-digluco-side, chlorogenic acid and quercetol-3-glucoside. The leaves gave methyl esters of the acids—myristic, palmitic,

Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► Chamba, Kulu, Jammu & Kashmir, Bushahr, Garhwal and Kumaon Hills.

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