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Cleome gynandra - Ajagandha
Ajagandhā consists of the seeds of Cleome gynandra Linn. Syn. Gynandropsis gynandra (Linn.) Briquet (Fam. Capparidaceae), a strong smelling, somewhat foetid herb, 0.6 - 1 m high, found abundantly throughout warmer parts of India.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Fixed oil, essential oil, oleoresin, Carotenoids, Cardiac glycosides, Cyanogenic Glycosides, Flavonoids, Saponins, Triterpenes, sugars, Tannins etc.
|Kannada||Naram bele Soppu, Nayeetulasi|
|Hindi||Hulhul, Hurhur, Kavalia|
|Tamil||Nal valai, Nal velai|
|Marathi||Tilvan, Bhatvan, Mabli, Tilavana, Tilvant|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Kaphahara, Vatahara, Deepana, Hridya
|Digitate||Alternate||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiralLeaves digitately 5-7 foliate; leaflets 5 x 2.5 cm, obovate; petiole 3-15 cm.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||1.5 cm across||white||5||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes calyx lobes unequal, glandular, pubescent; petals long clawed, spreading; stamens 6, attached to the long gynandrophore; ovary glandular.|
|Capsule||3-4 cm long terete, glandular, tip discoid.||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Seed - surface sow or only lightly cover the seed in spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 14 days at 25 
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India Vol-2 "chemistry"
- FLOWERING PLANTS OF KERALA VER 2.0, N.SASIDHARAN
- "Ayurvedic preparations"
- "Cultivation details"