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Arctium Lappa - Jangli Kuth

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Arctium Lappa, Jangli Kuth

Arctium is a genus of biennial plants commonly known as burdock, family Asteraceae. Native to the Old World, several species have been widely introduced worldwide.

Uses

Fever, Cold, Cancer, Anorexia, Nervosa, Blotches, Gastrointestinal disorder, Joint pain, Bladder infections, Complications of syphilis, Acne and psoriasis.

Parts Used

Dried Root, Leaves, Stem, Seed.

Chemical Composition

Important constituents of Burdock roots are fatty acids, organic acids, phenolic acids, lignans, sesquiterpenes, tannin, inulin and mucilage. [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Greater Burdock, Bardana


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

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Blade triangular–broadly ovate, usually cordate based, with toothed margins, underside white-grey-cottony

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 3.5–4 cm Yellow 5-20 Flowers are wide, single flower-like capitula surrounded by involucral bracts

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Flattish 7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome Dark-spotted achene with short yellow hooked hairs on tip grey-brown 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

Succeeds in most soils when grown in partial shade. Prefers a moist neutral to alkaline soil[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Waste ground, Preferring calcareous soils, Meadows and woods.

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