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Biophytum sensitivum - Alambusha
Alambusha is an herbaceous plant with pinnate leaves which are sensitive to touch. Yellow flowers are borne on stalks. It can be found in moist shady places.
- 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 Season to grow
- 13 Required Ecosystem/Climate
- 14 Kind of soil needed
- 15 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 16 Photo Gallery
- 17 References
- 18 External Links
It contains two biflavones, Cupressuflavone and amentoflavone, three flavonoids, luteolin 7-methyl ether, isoorientin and 3′-methoxyluteolin 7-O-glucoside.
|Kannada||Dodda horamuchhaka, Dodda horamuni|
|Telugu||Attapatti, Atti pathri, Chumi, Jala puspa|
|Sanskrit||Alambusa, Jalapushpa, Panktipatra|
|English||Little Tree Plant, Sensitive plant|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
|Pinnate||Alternate||Leaves 1.5-8 cm long; petioles to 2 cm long.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||6-8 mm across||Yellow and red||10||Sepals 5, lanceolate, to 5 mm long, glandular-pubescent, 5-nerved. Flowering from September to December|
|Capsule||6-8 cm long||Capsules glandular-pubescent along septa; seeds 2(-4) in each locule, concentrically 9-ridged||Fruiting from September to December|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant flowers and fruits all year round.