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Abies webbiana - Talispatra

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Talispatra, Firs

Abies pindrow are a genus of 48–56 species of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae. They are found through much of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, occurring in mountains over most of the range.

Uses

Fever, Painkiller, Pain of menses, Terpenoids, Swelling, Catarrhal, Urinary bladder, Diarrhoea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

The oils were characterized by a high content of monoterpenoids (68.9%-79.9%), mainly comprised by limonene (21.0%-34.4%), camphene (0.5%-19.9%), alpha-pinene (13.8%-16.8%), myrcene (6.7%-8.3%) and beta-pinene (6.5%-8.6%)[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Talispatri
Hindi Himorinda, Rai, Span
Malayalam Taleesaptram
Tamil Talispatri
Telugu Talispatri
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Dhatripatra, Manduparani, Sukodara, Talisa, Talisapatra
English Himalayan silver


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Teekshna

Veerya

Ushna

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Needles Leaves spiral, 2‑4 cm long, upper surface grooved, dark green, shiny.

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual Many Male cones 1‑2 cm long, axillary, ellipsoid, reddish‑green; microsporophyll with ‑2 linear sporangia; microspores winged. Female cones 8‑12 cm long, solitary or in pairs, narrowly oblong, violet‑purple; megasporophyll obovate, 2 cm long

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Cone 8 - 12 cm long oblong violet-black cones Seeds 1‑1.2 cm long; wing twice as long as the seed. {{{6}}}

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

Seeds are placed in a soil less medium such as vermiculite and covered just enough to hide them from view. This is then kept moist in a warm and spot. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Mountain forests, Alpine lithosols, Western Himalayas.

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