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Bridelia stipularis - Ghonta

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Ghonta, Bridelia stipularis

Ghonta, Bridelia stipularis is a straggling shrub that can climb up trees. Old stems have spines.

Uses

Inflammation, Ulcers, Wounds, Skin diseases, Asthma [1]

Parts Used

Root, Leaves

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada akshata balli, bisila balli, ashathe balli
Hindi NA
Malayalam Kanjikottom, Cherukol panachi, Cheruman kottom
Tamil
Telugu chiri aannem, chiriannem, dankibura, dhantiboora, donka-bhuvara
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit ghonta
English

[2]

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter)

Guna

Laghu (Light)

Veerya

Sheeta (cold)

Vipaka

Karma

Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Scandent shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate,4-8 x 2-6 cm Leaves simple, alternate, 4-8 x 2-6 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex obtuse, base subcordate or rounded, minutely tomentose below, those of flowering branches much smaller; petiole c. 5 mm long

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Axillary fascicles axillary spiciform racemes Grenish yellow 5 Male flowers 2-3 mm across. Female flowers 4-5 mm across. Tepals 10, biseriate, ovate-acute, densely tomentose without, monadelphous.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Drupe 5-6mm across globose, black, calyx persistent globose, black, calyx persistent {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Evergreen forest

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