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Astragalus gummifer

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Astragalus gummifer is a low-growing, thorny, deciduous shrub. This plant is one of the many species of Astragalus that produce tragacanth gum - a substance with many uses in medicine, as a food additive and in industry.

Uses

Tumours.

Parts Used

Gum.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English


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

Evergreen Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

Requires a dry well-drained soil in a sunny position[1, 238]. Succeeds in poor soils.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry sub-alpine slopes, Grassland, Dry valleys.

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References

  1. [Chemistry]
  2. [Morphology]
  3. Cultivationz

External Links

  • [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4395923/ Astragalus gummifer
on ncbi.gov]
on the ferns.info]