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Desmodium gangeticum - Shaalaparni, Murelehonne

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Shaalaparni

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.

Uses

Blisters in mouths, Mouth sores, Bleeding piles.

Parts Used

Seeds, Stem, Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

It contains Flavonoids, Genistein, Hydroxygenistein, Prenyl, Trimethoxy, Methylenedioxy and Flavone[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Murelehonne, Muruluboane
Hindi Chirpat, Chuppa, Salpalnu
Malayalam Orila, Pullati
Tamil Pulladi, Pullati, Sirupulladi
Telugu Getanaramu, Gitanaram
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Shalaparni, Shalidala, Shaliparni
English


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

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
unifoliate ovate to ovatelanceolate Membranous, and mottled with grey patches

[2]

Flower

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

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
pod moniliform (beaded), six to eight jointed seeds upto 5 Flowering and fruiting occur twice a year

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[3]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

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. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Caribbean Islands, Subtropical area, Pinelands, Hammocks.

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