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Alhagi maurorum - Yavasa

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Yavasa

Alhagi maurorum is a perennial shrubby legume found in many countries throughout Asia and Africa. The stems are armed with sharp spines and the roots go very deep, enabling it to survive extreme heat and drought.

Uses

Rheumatism, Piles, Glandular tumors, Nasal polyps, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

Alkaloid, phytosterols, Glucose, Mannitol[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada balli duruba
Hindi oant-jhari, javasa, yavasa
Malayalam kappattumba
Tamil turalappai
Telugu girikarnika, tellaginiya
Marathi javaas, kantechumbaka
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Dhanvayasa, Dirghamula, Yavasa
English Camel thorn

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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

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent), Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Laghu (Light),Ruksha

Veerya

Ushna (Heat)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Perennial shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple entire leaves are oval to lance shaped and are alternate along the stem

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual (2.5 to 5 cm) in length pink/maroon 5-20 Small, pealike flowers are produced in June to August. These brown to maroon flowers extend from sharp, yellow spines that are 1 to 2 in. (2.5 to 5 cm) in length and located along the rigid branches

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
simple 7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) Seedpods are constricted between the individual reddish brown to tan seeds and are tipped with small beak Camelthorn spreads mainly from rhizomes many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Soak in warm water for 12 hours before planting. Requires a sunny position in a well-drained light or medium soil[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Agricultural land, Dry barren places.

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