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Nerium indicum – Kaner – complete detail – updated


Nerium indicum – Kaner – complete detail – updated. Description of Nerium indicum. Uses of Nerium indicum. Local name of Nerium indicum is Kaner.  Distribution of Nerium indicum. Classification of Nerium indicum. Nerium indicum is highly poisonous to humans, pets, livestock and and birds due to the presence of cardiac glycosides, mainly oleandrin. Nerium indicum is evergreen shrub or small tree that …

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Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass) – Kapurijadi – complete detail


Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass) – Kapurijadi – complete detail. Description of Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass). The stems are mostly straggling and sprawling and spread widely, sometimes as much as 5 feet in length. It has many medicinal properties like diuretic, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, anti-diabetic, ant parasitic, antimicrobial, hepoprotective, anti-urolithiasis, antiasthmatic, antifertility and hypolipidemic. Stem and branches are densely woolly with whitish or yellowish, …

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Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Crowfoot grass) – complete detail


Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Crowfoot grass) – complete detail. Description of Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Crowfoot grass). Classification, distribution and uses of  Crowfoot grass. Mainly used as fodder and relished by all classes of ruminants. The stems are slender, erect or gesticulate and ascending. The stolons may creep and they root from the lower nodes. Roots are horizontal. Local name of Dactyloctenium aegyptium is Crowfoot grass. The leaves are broadly linear, …

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Medicinal uses of Dita bark (Alstonia scholaris) Saptaparni


Dita bark (Alstonia scholaris) Complete detail. Medicinal uses of Dita bark (Alstonia scholaris) Saptaparni. Description of Dita bark (Alstonia scholaris) – Saptaparni. The milky juice of Alstonia scholaris has been applied to treat ulcers. Alstonia scholaris is an evergreen tropical tree, having grayish rough bark and milky sap rich in poisonous alkaloid. Local name of Alstonia scholaris is Dita bark, Chatian, Saptaparni.  Distribution of Alstonia scholaris. Flowers are …

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Description of Schismus barbatus (Mediterranean grass)


Description of Schismus barbatus (Mediterranean grass). Distribution and uses of Mediterranean grass. Classification of Description of Schismus barbatus (Mediterranean grass). Schismus barbatus is native to Southwest Europe, North Africa, Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cap Verde), the Caucasus, western Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, China, India, Australia, the Southwest of the US, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Schismus barbatus is an annual herb, up to 40 cm tall. The …

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State Tree of Andhra Pradesh – complete detail – updated


State Tree of Andhra Pradesh – complete detail – updated. Description of State Tree of Andhra Pradesh. Name of the State Tree of Andhra Pradesh is Neem. Neem gum is used as a bulking agent. Its wood is used to make the furniture. All parts of Neem tree used as anthelmintic, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, contraceptive and sedative. Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of 15–20 …

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Medicinal uses of Spiny Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus)


Spiny Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus) – complete detail. Medicinal uses of Spiny Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus). Description of Spiny Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus) – Kanta chaulai. It has many medicinal properties like astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, febrifuge, galactogogue etc. Classification of Spiny Amaranth. Local name of Amaranthus spinosus is Kanta chaulai and Spiny Amaranth. Amaranthus spinosus is an Annual herb with multi-branched, smooth, herbaceous annual growing to 2 ft. Amaranthus spinosus used …

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Medicinal uses of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom)


Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) complete detail. Medicinal uses of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom). Description of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) – Lingzhi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum has many medicinal properties like anti-oxidative, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, Anti-inflammatory etc. Reishi mushroom improve oxygen utilization, boosting the immune system, improve liver functions, improve blood circulation, immunological diseases, hypertension, tumor-genesis, regulates and fine tunes the immune system. …

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Crab grass (Digitaria sanguinalis) complete detail – updated


Crab grass (Digitaria sanguinalis) complete detail – updated. Medicinal Uses of Crab grass (Digitaria sanguinalis). Description of Crab grass (Digitaria sanguinalis). The height of Crab grass is between 1 to 3 feet long. Classification of Crab grass (Digitaria sanguinalis). Crab grass develops several branching culms at the base, the lower branches of the culms tend to sprawl across the ground, while their upper branches …

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Medicinal uses of Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus)


Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) complete detail. Medicinal uses of Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus). Description of Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus). Classification of Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus).  Distribution of Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus). Local name of Sonchus oleraceus is Common Sowthistle. Sonchus oleraceus is an annual herb, upto 4 ft. in height. The stems are dark green in color (sometimes tinted with a reddish-purple tinge).  Sonchus oleraceus commonly used as …

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