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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). Flowers are yellow in color, upto …

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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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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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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 …

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Medicinal uses of chenopodium album (Lambsquarters) Bathua

Chenopodium album (Lambsquarters) Bathua – complete detail. Medicinal uses of chenopodium album (Lambsquarters) Bathua. Description of Chenopodium album (Lambsquarters) Bathua. Classification of Chenopodium album (Lambsquarters). It has some medicinal properties like anthelmintic, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, contraceptive, laxative, odontalgic etc. Local name of Chenopodium album is Bathua. The maximum height is about 5 ft. The entire plant is covered with varying amounts of a waxy substance giving the …

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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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Traditional and Medicinal uses of Mogra (Jasminum sambac)

Mogra (Jasminum sambac) complete detail – updated. Traditional and  Medicinal uses of Mogra (Jasminum sambac). Description of Mogra (Jasminum sambac). Classification of Mogra (Jasminum sambac). The dried flowers of Jasminum sambac are used by the Chinese to flavor jasmine tea. Oil is used for making perfumes, creams, shampoos, soaps and incense. Jasminum sambac is a scrambling shrub, which can grow up to 3 meters. …

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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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Description and Medicinal Uses of Azadirachta Indica (Neem)

State Tree of Andhra Pradesh – Neem (Azadirachta Indica). Description and Medicinal Uses of Azadirachta Indica (Neem).  Classification of Neem (Azadirachta Indica). 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 m, rarely to 35–40 m. It is evergreen, but in severe drought it may shed most or nearly all …

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