Gleichenia linearis (Burm. f.) C.B. Clarke Show All Show Tabs. General Information. Symbol: GLLI3. Group: Fern. Family: Gleicheniaceae. Duration. Gleichenia linearis (Burm. f.) C.B. Clarke. M Gleichenia linearis (Burm. f.) C.B. Clarke is a synonym of Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw. This name is a. Species Synonym. Dictyopteris woodwardia ( ex Turner) Published in: Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. source: Catalogue of Life.

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Botany Kilob is a vigorously creeping ground fern with long branching stems and slender rhizomes, growing up to several meters long, with very large fronds that repeatedly forks, with budlike structures in the forks. Segments are linear or broader. Sori are few and brown on the underside, with no indusium.

Plants Profile for Gleichenia linearis linearis

Distribution – Widely distributed in the Philippines, frequently forming dense tangles in open places in mountains. C onstituents – Study showed the leaves to be a good source of micronutrients. Predominant phenolics were catechin, caffeic, ferulic, salicylic gleicheniia vanillic acid.

Properties – Considered antiasthmaticfebrifuge, anthelmintic. Parts linearia Leaves, roots. Uses Edibility – Study showed the leaves to be a good source of micronutrients. Folkloric Young leaves are used as poultice, decoction or infusion for fever. Plant used as antiasthmatic.

Gleichenia Linearis Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

In Indo-Chinaused as antihelmintic. Roots of pulasan Nephelium mutabile are boiled with G linearis and used for bathing feverish patients. Used for bloody diarrhea.


In east New Britainbound externally to wounds, cuts and sores. In Indiayoung leaves mixed with cow milk used for seven days to remove sterility in women. In Malaysiacrushed leaves used as poultice to control fever; juice of leaves used in baths for fever. In I ndo-Chinaplants linsaris to rid of intestinal worms.

Gleichenia linearis

In New Guineaused to treat boils, ulcers and wounds. Others – In India, petioles and racheae used thatching huts. Also used as making writing pens. In a study of leaf extracts of five medicinal ferns, G linearis showed to have antioxidative potential and antibacterial activity justifying its use in traditional medicine. Study of the chloroform extract of Dicranopteris linearis showed it to possess antinociceptive and antiinflammatory activity and justifies its traditional use by the Malays, especially for fever.

Petroleum, acetone, methanol and water extracts of Dicranopteris linearis exhibited antibacterial activity, maximum with the acetone extract.

gleichnia Study showed leaves of D. Study of aqueous extract of leaves showed antioxidant property, partly through free radical scavenging activity. Lead is a heavy metal in industrial wastewater.

The use of plant biomass such as fern tree Gleichenia linearis as metal sorbent offers an a potential treatment and removal alternative. Study evaluated the hepatoprotective activity of Dicranopteris linearis leaf aqueous extract in two models of liver injury in rats induced by paracetamol and carbon tetrachloride.

Results showed DLAE possess hepatoprotective activity which could be attributed to its free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities, and high flavonoid contents. Study evaluated a methanol extract of Dicranopteris linearis for chemoproventive potential in a two-stage mouse skin carcinogenesis model. Results showed anti-carcinogenic effect in a dose-dependent manner. Study ev aluated the antimicrobial activities of extracts of dried leaf powder.


Results showed high antibacterial activity against S. Study screened and quantified the phytochemicals present in D. Quantitatively, the phenol, flavonoid, total sugar, protein, vitamin C and carotenoid were higher in Dicranopteris linearis than P.

Predominant phenolics were catechin, caffeic acid, feruli, salicylic and vanillic acid. Study ev aluated the gastroprotective effect of ethanolic leaf extract of D.

Results showed significant protection of gastric mucosa with increase gastric mucus gleicbenia and decreased gastric acidity and gross reduction of ulcer area. Study evaluated various extracts of dried leaves of D. Fractionation of the methanol extract showed F7 with the best cytotoxic activity with an IC50 value of It was found to be non-toxic against normal cells. Last Update November Fruits of warm climates. Rukmini, Vulasi Indrani, M. Underw and Pteris vittata L. Potential Herbal Medicines and Drug Interactions.

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