22. Lady Ferns (Athyrium filix-femina)
- Medicinal Use: Intestinal Issues, Menstrual Problems
One can find Lady Ferns in countries within the Northern Hemisphere. The most common areas to see them in are, obviously, highly woodland sections of land. Think about your average forest. We know them as “Lady Ferns” due to their reproductive structures being hidden or hard to see. Keep in mind that the rhizomes of the plant make it poisonous to humans if eaten raw.
However, once you cook the ferns, they’ll be safe to eat. For its medicinal use, it mostly helps a lot of female issues. It has been useful in preventing water from breaking in pregnant women as well as menstrual problems. Yet they also can help with intestinal issues, weak blood, and partially even things like gonorrhea.