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Kalimeris indica

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Kalimeris indica, Indian Kalimeris, Indian aster

Kalimeris indica is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). Kalimeris indica, like other species in the genus of Kalimeris, occurs mainly in eastern Asian countries of China, Korea and Japan, but has been introduced to California and Hawaii.

Uses

Bleeding, tumor, Throat Impediment, Curing liver disorders, fever, headache, vomiting, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Dried Folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

friedelin, epifriedelanol, stimasterol, β-sitosterol, α-spinasterol, erythodiol, octadecanoic acid, fraxinellone, β-daucosterol, hexacosanol[1]

Common names

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


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 plant

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate Leaves are alternate and stems are typically upright
[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long light-purple 5 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
simple 7–10 mm Fruits of Indian aster are small and dark many {{{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

Species in this genus generally succeed in most good garden soils[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Forest margins, grasslands, riverbanks, sunny dry roadsides, margins of crop fields

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