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Alternanthera sessilis - Sessile Joyweed
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.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
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.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
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