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Aesculus indica - Indian horse chestnut

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Pangara, Aesculus indica

Pangara is a temperate deciduous tree in the soapnut family, native to the western Himalayan region. They grow at altitudes from 1800 - 3000 m.

Uses

Skin disease, Rheumatism, Headaches, Skin disease, Colic, Intestinal parasites, Rheumatism.

Parts Used

Seeds

Chemical Composition

The leaves contain aescin, quercetin and beta-sitosterol. Stems also contain rutin, astragalin, aesculin. Seeds contain aescin, aesculuside A and B, also aliphatic esters.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Akhnor, Goon, Khanir, Pangara
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Indian Horse Chestnut

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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

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Digitate Opposite The leaves are large, opposite, digitate, glossy, laceolate ( Boat shaped),margin entire and venation pinnate, it forms a umbel shaped at the branch apex

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
bisexual terminal panicle white the flowers are found in a long stack about 40 cm long and bearing about 300 flowers

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fleshy capsules Large brown seeds {{{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

Seeds germinate only when cold stratified. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate forest.

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