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Actaea pachypoda - White baneberry

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Perennial plant

Actaea pachypoda is a perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term is also widely used to distinguish plants with little or no woody growth from trees and shrubs, which are also technically perennials.

Uses

Cough, Cold, Rheumatism, Syphilis, Itchy skin, Pain of child birth.

Parts Used

Roots.

Chemical Composition

Phytochemical investigation of the chemical constituents of the roots of Actaea pachypoda afforded,19-cyclolanostane type triterpenoids, including the new 8-dihydroactaeaepoxide 3-O-beta-d-xylopyranoside, 12-deacetoxyactaeaepoxide 3-O-beta-d-xylopyranoside[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Vishaphala
Hindi Mamira
Malayalam NA
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English White Baneberry, Baneberry, Cohosh, Herb christopher


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 compound Leaf arrangement is alternate: there is one leaf per node along the stem and Leaf blade edges is the edge of the leaf blade has lobes, or it has both teeth and lobes

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 13 there are two or more ways to evenly divide the flower

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
general 6.5–9 mm the fruit is fleshy With hooked hairs many {{{6}}}

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

Divisions are the most convenient way to propagate baneberry. Seeds can take a long time to germinate, they should be sowed in vermiculite. Dappled sunlight to medium shade, moist to mesic conditions, and a fertile loamy soil with abundant organic matter is preferred [3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Rich deciduous woodlands, Ravines, Thinly wooded bluffs.

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