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Acanthospermum hispidum - Kadle mullu

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kadle mullu, Acanthospermum hispidum

Acanthospermum hispidum is an upright annual plant growing 20 - 80cm tall. The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for use in traditional medicine.

Uses

Jaundice, Malaria, Vomiting, Headache, Constipation, Snakebite, Epilepsy [1]

Parts Used

Stem, Leaves, Root.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kadle mullu
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu Palleru
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English

[3]

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 Opposite Leaves 2-4 x 1-2 cm, ovate, apex acute, entire.

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Heads Axillary Yellow Heads 4-5 mm long, axillary, sessile; receptacle paleate; bracts 1-seriate, 5 mm long. Outer row of flowers female, ligulate, yellow, 3-lobed at apex. Inner flowers bisexual; corolla 2 mm long, tubular, 5-toothed at apex, yellow.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Achenes 5 x 3 mm obovate, with two diverging long spines at apex, compressed; pappus absent.

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry areas, Waste lands, Agricultural land

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References

  1. "Uses"
  2. ["chemistry"]
  3. "Common names"
  4. "morphology"
  5. ["Cultivation"]

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