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Capparis zeylanica is an evergreen climbing shrub. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and occasionally as a food.
- 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 Cultivation Details
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Capparis zeylanica can be used in food. Fruits are cooked as vegetable or pickled
Capparis zeylanica Linn. is reported to posses antioxidant, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immunostimulant activity.
|Kannada||Govinda phala, Totteballi|
|English||Ceylon caper, Indian caper|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Capparis zeylanica contains the Following nutritional components like Vitamin-C; Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium.
|Alternatively arranged||Elliptic||3 - 6 cm long with rounded base and short stalk|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|4 -5 cm||White, Pink||Flowering season:February-March and September|
|Fruiting season:February-March and September|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
A plant of low elevations in the tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 700 metres in areas with a distinct seasonal climate. Capparis zeylanica is available through August to September.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.61, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.37, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Chemical constituents