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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.
- 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
It contains different nutritional constitutes like moisture, ash and total acidity in methanolic extract of A. gummifer was detected. In proximate screening highest ratio of ash (35.1 ± 2.0 %) indicating a richest bio-resource of vitamins. While the values for moisture (13.5±1.10%) and total acidity (0.009±0.0001%) indicating its valuable properties.
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
Requires a dry well-drained soil in a sunny position[1, 238]. Succeeds in poor soils.