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Coleus forskohlii Briq - Gaṇḍīra
Gaṇḍīra consists of dried mature root of Coleus forskohlii Briq. syn. C. barbatus Benth. (Fam. Lamiaceae), a perennial branched aromatic herb, found in subtropical western Himalayas, Nilgiri hills, Gujarat and Bihar, and also cultivated in Maharashtra.
- 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
Diterpene, coleonol, coleosol, deoxy-coleonol, forskohlin, naphthopyrone, coleoforsine.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta, Kaṭu, Kaṣāya
Rūkṣa, Sara, Tīkṣṇa
Vātahara, Kaphahara, Tridoṣahara
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- Kṛmighna Kaṣāya Cūrṇa
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Coleus is also cultivated in other Asian countries with a tropical or sub tropical climate as well atntsome eastern African countries with a tropical climate.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
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