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Desmodium gangeticum - Shaalaparni, Murelehonne
Abrus precatorius is a severely invasive plant in warm temperate to tropical regions, so much so that it has become effectively tropical in distribution. It had been widely introduced by humans, and the brightly coloured and hard-shelled seeds had been spread by birds.
- 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
It contains Flavonoids, Genistein, Hydroxygenistein, Prenyl, Trimethoxy, Methylenedioxy and Flavone
|Hindi||Chirpat, Chuppa, Salpalnu|
|Tamil||Pulladi, Pullati, Sirupulladi|
|Sanskrit||Shalaparni, Shalidala, Shaliparni|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|unifoliate||ovate to ovatelanceolate||Membranous, and mottled with grey patches|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Inflorescence||2-4cm long||purple, lilac to white in colour||Flowering and occur twice a year||Inflorescence is elongated, lax, terminal or axillary raceme|
|pod||moniliform (beaded), six to eight jointed||seeds upto 5||Flowering and fruiting occur twice a year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The crop can be raised easily through seeds, which germinate without any pretreatment. Seeds are collected during July–August and October– November. The collected seeds retain their viability for three years under normal storage conditions.