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Asphodelus fistulosus is an annual to short-lived perennial plant growing from a tuberous rootstock. It produces a cluster of onion-like leaves up to 35cm long and one or more flowering stems up to 70cm tall.
- 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
The seed oil ofAsphodelus fistulosus (piazi) contains 0.5% myristic, 5.7% palmitic, 3.6% stearic, 33.1% oleic, and 54.9% linoleic acids.
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
Asphodelus fistulosus is not very cold hardy, tolerating occasional lows to around -5 to -10°c in winter so long as the soil is well-drained. This has contributed to the mistaken belief that it is an annual.