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Cruciata laevipes - Smooth bedstraw

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Crosswort, Cruciata laevipes

Crosswort is a species of Flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family.

Uses

Cancer, Epilepsy, Hysteria, Spasms, Tumors, Loss of appetite, Lung ailments, Chest ailments, Sore throats

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Combination of mechanical and herbicide treatments may be most effective. This plant has a high tolerance to some herbicides[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Agrimony


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Perennial herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate Leaves are whorled around the stem with three or more leaves per node along the stem

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long white 5-20 The white corolla has 4 lobes (rarely 3) which are pointed at the tip

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
carpel 7–10 mm The rhizomatous root system allows this plant to reproduce vegetatively With hooked hairs one {{{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

Prefers a loose moist leafy soil in some shade[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Open woodland, Scrub area, Hedges, Waysides and pastures, Calcareous soils

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