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Blechnum fluviatile. Kiwikiwi.

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Chewed for cure for ulceration or sore mouth or tongue (Best 1906, 1907). Crushed fronds used when weaning, rubbed on breasts to give them a bitter taste (Best 1907, Makereti 1938)

See Riley 1994 for information on medicinal uses of related plants elsewhere in the world.

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Chemical compounds listed in Cambie 1976, with references.

24 species of 64 New Zealand ferns exhibit insect moulting hormone activity. Ecdysones responsible isolated from 4 Blechnum species. (Russell and Fenemore 1971)

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28 May 2007
4 July 2020
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