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Fragaria vesca - Wild strawberry

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Wild strawberry, Fragaria vesca

Wild strawberry is a perennial herbaceous plant in the rose family that grows naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that produces edible fruits.

Uses

diarrhea, gastroenteritis, hemorrhoids, bad throat, mouth ulcers, minor burns, cuts, scrapes

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

Fatty acids are the most important precursors for most fruit aroma volatiles, including straight-chain aldehydes, alcohols, esters, lactones and ketones[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

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple basal rosette quite long-stalked. Blade palmate, with 3 leaflets
[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 12–18 mm white 5 Flowers Season is May–July

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
juicy, shiny 0.5–1 cm clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs 1 {{{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

Wild plants are easily started from seed, or can be bought as transplants[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Pastures, banks, forest margins.

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