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Ammannia baccifera - Blistering ammannia
Ammannia baccifera is many-branched, annual herb. Usually grows upto 10 - 50cm tall. The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
- 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
Yielded four known compounds: β-sitosterol-3-O- β-glucopyranoside, quercctin-3-rutinoside (Rutin), kaempferol-3-O- β-glucopyranoside and quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnoside (Quercitrin).
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Opposite||Stem 4-angled or more or less winged. Leaves decussate, sessile, 2-6 x 0.5-0.8 cm, linear to elliptic, base attenuate, apex acute, chartaceous.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Axillary cymes||4||Cymes dischasial, axillary. Flowers 4 or 5-merous, perigynous; pedicels c. 2 mm long. Calyx tube 1-2 mm long, campanulate; lobes 4, 1-1.5 mm long, triangular. Petals absent. Stamens 4; filaments c. 0.5 mm long. Ovary c. 1 mm in diam., globose, 4-5-locular; ovules many; stigma capitate.|
|Capsule||1.5-2 mm across||Globose, exceeding calyx tube||Seeds brownish, concavo-convex|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant is often found as a weed of cultivated land, especially wet sites such as rice fields.
Commonly seen growing in areas
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