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Actaea spicata - Eurasian Baneberry

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Eurasian baneberry, Actaea spicata

A perennial herb of shaded sites on limestone. Its habitats differ superficially, being found in the grikes of limestone pavement, on rock ledges, and in deciduous woodland, but all have the same characteristics of shade, low competition and a cool, protected root run. 0-450 m. It is a circumpolar boreal-montane element.

Uses

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Parts Used

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Chemical Composition

The plant is reported to contain trans-aconitic acid, which shows a strong cytostatic action. The toxic constituent is protoanemonin (lactone). [1]

Common names

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Properties

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

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Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

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Flower

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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

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How to plant/cultivate

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Commonly seen growing in areas

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References

  1. "chemistry"
  2. ["morphology"]
  3. [ "Cultivation"]

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