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Caralluma adscendens is a small shrub. It grows upto 30 - 60cm tall in height. The stem bases are up to 2cm in diameter. The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food and medicine. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
- 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
Caralluma Adsendens can be used in food. Succulent shoots are cooked as vegetable.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Caralluma Adsendens contains the Following nutritional components like Vitamin-C, Niacin; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
Caralluma Adsendens is available through June to September. A plant of lowland areas in the drier tropics where it is found at elevations up to 1,000 metres. It tolerates high temperatures and an annual rainfall as low as 400mm.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.38, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune