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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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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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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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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 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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Medicinal uses of Hamsapadi (Adiantum philippense)


Hamsapadi (Adiantum philippense) complete detail. Medicinal uses of Hamsapadi (Adiantum philippense). Description of Hamsapadi (Adiantum philippense).  Classification of Hamsapadi. Habit and habitat of Hamsapadi. Local Name of Adiantum philippense is Hamsapadi. Adiantum philippense is a small and delicate fern.  Adiantum philippense is well known for its antioxidant potential. Decoction of fresh leaves used  as stomachic and diuretic and also used as a cure for dysentery. Fronds extract …

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Description and medicinal uses of Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia


Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) complete detail. Description and medicinal uses of Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia. Classification of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Guduchi is a traditional ayurvedic medicine.  Habit and habitat of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Guduchi considered as one of the most divine herb. Guduchi is a large, deciduous extensively spreading climbing shrub with several elongated twining branches.  The decoction of guduchi and sunthi is a good combination for treating gout and rheumatic …

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Medicinal Uses of Gloriosa superba (Flame lily)


Medicinal Uses of Gloriosa superba (Flame lily). Gloriosa superba (Flame lily) complete detail. Habit and habitat of Gloriosa superba (Flame lily). Flame lily is a perennial tuberous climbing herb. They prefer tropical forest. It is a beautiful ornamental plant. Flame lily is the National flower of Zimbabwe. The length of flame lily is between 3 to 6 meters, and trained at 1.5 meter …

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Goose grass (Eleusine indica) Complete detail – updated


Goose grass (Eleusine indica) Complete detail – updated. Description of Goose grass (Eleusine indica). Medicinal uses of Goose grass (Eleusine indica). Mainly used as fodder. Classification of Goose grass (Eleusine indica). Decoction of the fresh plant used as a diuretic and for dysentery, Also used for the treatment of fever, Dandruff, Post-partum, Sprains and lumbago, Hemoptysis, hypertension, hemoptysis, asthma, jaundice etc. Goose grass is one of the …

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