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Coleus forskohlii Briq - Gaṇḍīra

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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.

Uses

Asthma, Eczema, Blood clots, Obesity, Painful menstrual periods, Irritable bowel syndrome, Sexual problems in men, Insomnia.

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Diterpene, coleonol, coleosol, deoxy-coleonol, forskohlin, naphthopyrone, coleoforsine.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Garmar
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu Jeevakamu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Sthalaja
English


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta, Kaṭu, Kaṣāya

Guna

Rūkṣa, Sara, Tīkṣṇa

Veerya

Uṣṇa

Vipaka

Kaṭu

Karma

Vātahara, Kaphahara, Tridoṣahara

Prabhava

Habit

Perennial shrub

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

  • Kṛmighna Kaṣāya Cūrṇa

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Stem Cuttings.

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.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Subtropical area.

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References

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

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