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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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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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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 …

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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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