Maidenhair Fern

Scientific Name : Adiantum Capillus Veneris L.
Synonyms :
Other Names in English : Venus’s hair
Family : Polypodiaceae

General Data

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It is a plant of the fern family, genus Polypodiaceae and perennial. Its coriander-like leaves are usually without the main stem and have long petioles, very thin and black like hair. In terms of climatic conditions, this plant likes relatively warm, humid and low light areas, grows near wells, wet places, in caves and shady places. The leaves of this plant are slightly fragrant, have astringent taste and are slightly bitter. This plant is grown in Europe, Asia, North America and some other regions of the world, it is seen in many regions in Iran.

Chemical Constituents

Chemical analysis of Adiantum capillus-veneri showed that it contained flavonoids, triterpenoids, aoleananes, phenylpropanoids, carbohydrates, carotenoids, and alicyclics. Many triterpenoids: 21-hydroxy adiantone, triterpenoid epoxide (adiantoxide), Fern-9(11)-en-12-one, isoadiantone, isoglaucanone, hdoxyhopane, isoadiantol, hydroxyadiantone, olean-12-en-3-one, olean-18-en-3-one, fern-9(11)-ene, ferna-7, 9(11)-diene, 7-fernene, hop- 22(29)-ene, filic-3-ene , neohop-12-ene , pteron-14-en-7a-ol, fern-9(11)-en- 3a-ol, fern-7-en-3a-ol, adian-5(10)-en-3a-ol, adian-5-en-3a-ol, fern-9(11)-en-28-O, fern-9(11)-en-12- beta-ol and 4-α-hydroxyfilican-3-one were isolated from the leaves of Adiantum capillus-veneris. Four sulphate esters of hydroxycinnamic acid-sugar derivatives were isolated from the fronds of Adiantum capillus-veneris. L. These compounds have been shown to be 1-p-coumarylglucose 6-sulphate, 1-p-coumarylglucose 2- sulphate, 1-caffeylgalactose 3-sulphate, and 1- caffeylgalactose 6-sulphate.

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