Maidenhair ferns are used in the creation of herbal medicines. Parts of the Maidenhair fern are used for helping to cure colds, asthma, sore
throats, kidney stones and liver problems.
The leaves of the Maidenhair fern are also used to make an herbal tea.
I found this fern growing near the natural outlet of Montezuma Well in
central Arizona. It prefers to grow (or hang from) stream-side rocks rich in
minerals, such as limestone containing carbonate.
October 30, 2008