Avenca - 120 Capsules x 500mg

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Avenca (Adiantum capillus-veneris) - Traditional herbal for hair loss, respiratory disorders, and regulation of menstruation

Summarized Description: Known as "Maidenhair Fern" in the U.S., Avenca has broad geographic distribution throughout the world's rainforests, from the near tropical temporate zones well into the equatorial zone. (We obtain our variety from the Peruvian Amazon.) With leaves up to 50 cm. long, it can reach a height of 30 cm. in height, making it a common houseplant and garden fern. Ethnobotanically, this herb is used to treat a broad range of ailments, including rheumatism, non-specific mental disorders, respiratory ailments, hair loss, contraception, and to regulate menstruation.

Besides Maidenhair Ferm, other common names for Avenca include Venus Hair Fern, Adianto, Cabello de Venus, Culantrillo, Doddergrass, Pursha, and Shopumbillo, among many others.

Uses & Protocols:Avenca is normally taken as a leaf infusion or root tincture. We provide the herb in the 120 capsule format. Initial Dosage: One capsule, 2x a day, unless otherwise directed by your naturopathic physician.

Warnings & Contraindications: Those with hypoglycemia or diabetes should taken with caution, monitoring their blood sugar levels accordingly. Avenca should not be taken by pregnant women or women looking to conceive or women with estrogen-positive cancers. According to Taylor, Avenca "may potentiate insulin and antidiabetic drugs."

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