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Ethnopharmacological Note: An ethnomedicinal note on the use of Pteris ensiformis Burm.f. (Pteridaceae) for healing bone fracture
Taharima Jasmin, Md. Shamim Bappy, Deepanker Lodh, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Pteris ensiformis Burm.f. is known in Bangladesh as ‘har bhanga’, which in English translates to broken bone. In English, it is known as slender brake fern, silver lace fern, or sword brake fern. It is found in a number of Asian countries including Bangladesh; however, in Bangladesh it is a comparatively rare species when compared to other fern species. The plant has some reported ethnomedicinal uses

Keywords: Pteris ensiformis, bone fracture