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Alternanthera sessilis - Sessile Joyweed

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Alternanthera sessilis

Alternanthera sessilis grows up to 1 metre tall. It is an aquatic plant known by several common names. It is used as a vegetable specially in Sri Lanka and some Asian countries. This plant is belongs to Amarantheceae family.

Uses

Intestinal cramps, Fever, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Bronchitis, Asthma, Lung troubles, Fever, Scabies, Cuts, Boils.[1]

Parts Used

Flowers, Tender top, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

It contains nine compounds were isolated and identified as phaeophytin a, pheophytin, oleanoic acid , beta-sitosterol, 3beta-hydroxystigmast-5-en-7-one, alpha-spinasterol, 24-methylenecycloartanol, cycloeucalenol, phytol etc.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Honagone
Hindi Garundi
Malayalam Ponnankannikkira
Tamil Ponnanganni
Telugu Ponnagantikura
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Matsyaksi
English Sessile Joyweed


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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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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

Seeds, Division of underground stems, Nodal cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Succeeds in sun or moderate shade. Prefers a loamy, alkaline soil, but can succeed in a wide range of soils. Plants can be grown in moist to wet soil and in shallow water[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Coastal mesophyll vine forest, Palm-dominated forests, Notophyll vine forests.

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References

  1. Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:351
  2. Chemistry
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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