Alambrillo

Benefits of Alambrillo

With the scientific name adiantum capillus-veneris, alambrillo is also known as dudder grass or maidenhair. It usually grows in shady and moist places. In the Philippines, it can be found in areas of Bataan Island, Nueva Viscaya, Bontoc, Benguet, and Laguna. It is usually cultivated on pots and is used for ornamental purposes.

It is known to have emmenagogue, expectorant, aperitive, diuretic, astringent, febriluge, emollient, antidandruff, antitussive, demulcent, depurative, emetic, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, and tonic effect. Its leaves are usually consumed as a tea. Syrup is also made from the plants which are used to make summer cool drinks. Its fronds are used as garnish for sweet dishes.

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