Decoction of leaves (fronds) as tea for chest afflictions, colds, coughs, snoring. Promotes appetite and digestive aid. Also, gently laxative; Decoction of rhizomes as tea for cough, respiratory problems, fevers, and abdominal colic.
Externally, for a variety of skin diseases and inflammatory conditiions.It is used as a postpartum tonic, in doses of two tablespoons every two hours. Regulates menstruation.
Used as a lotion for falling hair and baldness. In Peruvian Amazon, fronds as infusion or syrup used as diurectic, expectorant and emmenagogue.In Pakistan, the plant is used for diabetes.
In Ayurveda, Adiantum spp. used for colds, tumors of the liver and spleenm skin diseases, bronchitis and inflammatory diseases.