Adiantum capillus-veneris, is a species of ferns in the genus Adiantum with a subcosmopolitan worldwide distribution. It is cultivated as a popular garden fern and houseplant. Adiantum capillus-veneris is native to the United States. The aim of this study was to overview its therapeutic effects than its nutritive and industrial effects. This review article was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and IranMedex databases .The initial search strategy identified about 107 references. In this study, 36 studies was accepted for further screening and met all our inclusion criteria [in English, full text, therapeutic effects of Cynara scolymus L. and dated mainly from the year 1981 to 2016.The search terms were “Adiantum capillus-veneris, “light spectrum quality”, “pharmacological effects”. Photochromic relocation to the nuclear region in phytochrome-dependent Adiantum capillus-veneris spore germination by partial spore-irradiation experiments was shown. The light wavelength dependence of stomatal opening matched that of photosynthesis.