Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In many Spanish countries, the name applied to the maiden-hair, Adiantum Capillus-Veneris, and ferns resembling it, decoctions or syrups of which are administered to women at childbirth and for menstrual irregularities. In Mexico the term is applied to A. tenerum and A. tricholepis, and in the Philippines to A. lunulatum. Also called
cilantrillo, or culantrillo del pozo.
- n. A name applied to several other plants used medicinally, as Tetilla hydrocotylæfolia, a Chilean plant with astringent properties, belonging to the saxifrage family.
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