Samiksha Jaiswal

Microsorum punctatum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Class  Pteridopsida
Family  Polypodiaceae
Rank  Species
Division  Pteridophyta
Order  Polypodiales
Genus  Microsorum
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Similar  Microsorum, Polypodiaceae, Monarch fern, Aglaomorpha, Colysis elliptica

Microsorum punctatum is a medicinal fern. Juice extracted from the fronds (leaves) of the fern is used as purgative, diuretic, and wound healing agents.

Water extract of the fern was found to have alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity and cytotoxicity against a human chronic myelogenous leukemia cell line (K562).

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Microsorum punctatum Wikipedia


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