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Cissampelos pareira - Laghu patha

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Cissampelos, Patha

Laghu Patha is a genus of flowering plants in the family Menispermaceae. The species is also known as abuta and is also called laghu patha in Ayurvedic medicine. The herb is widely found in India, Sri Lanka and other countries in the Asian subcontinent.

Uses

Gynecological problems, Skin ailments, Stimulates urine production, Colic, Fever, Cough, Amoebiasis, Diarrhea, Ulcers

Parts Used

Roots, Seeds.

Chemical Composition

Alkaloids, arachidic acid, bebeerine, berberine, bulbocapnine, cissamine, cissampareine, corytuberine[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Padavali
Hindi Padhi, Padha
Malayalam Kattuvalli
Tamil Appatta
Telugu Chiruboddi
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Laghu patha


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), Ruksha (Dry)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Perennial climbing plant

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Peltate 3.8-10 cm diametre

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 18mm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Drupe 7–10 mm Red, endocarp transversely ridged hairy many {{{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

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Subtropical area.

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References

External Links

https://www.bimbima.com/ayurveda/medicinal-herb-pathaabutacissampelos-pareira/361/ Cissampelos on bimbima ayurvedic medicinal plants http://www.planetayurveda.com/library/patha-cissampelos-pareira Cissampelos on planet ayurveda https://neerajtraders.blogspot.in/2013/11/laghu-patha-abuta.html Cissampelos on herbal remedies