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Prunus fruticosa - Mongolian cherry

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Prunus fruticosa, Mongolian cherry

Prunus fruticosa is the European dwarf cherry is a deciduous shrub. It is also called ground cherry and European ground cherry, but is not to be confused with plants in the distinct "Groundcherry" genus of Physalis.

Uses

Indigestion, Arthritis, Heart problems, Anaemia, Hair loss.

Parts Used

Fruits, Seeds.

Chemical Composition

Four sugars (sucrose, glucose, fructose and sorbitol) and four organic acids (malic, citric, shikimic, and fumaric acid)[1]

Common names

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


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple ovate-elliptical Leaf Margin is Crenate-serrulate

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long White 5-20 Flower Type is 2 or 4 flowers in sessile umbels, with leafy bracts

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Cherry 2-4cm Fruit Type is Cherry-shaped fruit, globose Fruit Color is Dark red {{{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

Thrives in a well-drained moisture-retentive loamy soil, growing well on limestone[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

At Thickets, At dry grassland, Forest-steppes and steppe zone, Broad-leaved forest margins.

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