Parts utilized: Leaves
• The plant has been reported to be depurative (purifying) and sedative. • In French Polynesia, used for stings and bites, contraception, chest pains and lice. (Source) • In Hawaii, part of an asthma regimen, mixed and pounded together with flowers of ki, mixed with po. (Details) Shoots used for general debility, sores, ulcers. (source)
Studies • Estrogenic Activity: Maternity and medicinal plants in Vanuatu II. Pharmacological screening of five selected species: Five plant species, including A nidus, were studied for possible estrogenic activity. • Antibacterial Activity: In a study of five medicinal ferns, including Aspenium nidus, all showed antibacterial activity which may justify its use in traditional medicine.
Data from Philippine Alternative Medicine, http://www.stuartxchange.org/Pakpak-Lauin.html
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