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Althaea officinalis - Khatmī
Khatmī consists of the root of Althaea officinalis Linn. (Fam. Malvaceae) a perennial, uniformly downy herb, occurring in Kashmir region.
- 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
Galacturonic acid, galactose, glucose, xylose & rhamnose,polysaccharide althaea mucilage-O, asparaginene, betaine, lecithin and phytosterol, polysaccharides.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Snigdha, Picchila, Guru
Vatahara, Pittahara, Mūtrala, Vedanāsthāpana, Kaphaghna
|Simple||ovate-cordate||Leaf arrangement is alternate, entire or three to five lobed, irregularly toothed at the margin, and thick.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in late summer, the germination is often erratic. Stratification can improve germination rates and time. 
Commonly seen growing in areas
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
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