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Angelica glauca Edgw - Corakaḥ

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Corakaḥ consists of dried mature root and root stock of Angelica glauca Edgw. (Fam. Apiaceae), a glabrous herb, upto 1.5 m tall, stem erect, grooved and fistular with pinnately divided leaves having compound umbels of white or purple flowers, found in temperate northwest Himalayas.

Uses

Fever, Rhinitis, Cough, Dyspnea, Redness of skin, Mental disorder.

Parts Used

Root.

Chemical Composition

It contains Oxypeucedanin, 3-butylidene phthalide, 3-butylidene dihydrophthalide [(E-and (Z)-ligustilide] and dimers of butyl phthalides [angiolide, angelicolide].[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Choraa, Gandrayan, Rikha Choraa
Malayalam Choraka Pullu
Tamil
Telugu Gaddi Davanamu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Taskaraḥ, Ksemakaḥ
English


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta, Kaṭu, Madhura

Guna

Rūkṣa, Laghu, Tīkṣṇa

Veerya

Uṣṇa

Vipaka

Kaṭu

Karma

Vātahara, Kaphahara, Medohara, Svedahara, Hṛdya, Dīpana, Pācana, Varṇaprasādana, Vāmaka

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Paripinnate Oblong Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long pink Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
oblong pod Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled seeds upto 5 Fruiting throughout the year

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seed

How to plant/cultivate

We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade, Shady Edge, Humus-rich soils, Ditches in Tibet.

Photo Gallery

References

  1. The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
  2. [ "Morphology"]
  3. "Cultivation detail"

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