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Curculigo orchioides - Black Musli

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Talamuli, Curculigo orchioides

Talamuli is a tiny herb that can be seen in the rainy season. They are deep rooted plants with palm like lance shaped leaves and yellow star shaped flowers.

Uses

Piles, Biliousness, Fatigue, Blood related disorders, Bronchitis, Indigestion, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Lumbago, Gonorrhea, Ophthalmia, Gleet, Hydrophobia.

Parts Used

Leaves, Stem, Flowers, Roots.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada nela tengu, nelathaale gadde, thaala moolike
Hindi kali-moosli, kali-musli
Malayalam nela-pana-kelangu, nelappana-kizhanna, nelppana, nilappana
Tamil nilappanang-kizhangu, nilavilumi, aiyancu, aiyancukkilankutalamuli
Telugu nela-tati-gaddalu, nelaathadi
Marathi bhuyimaddi, kaalimusalee
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit arshoghni, bhutali, mausali, musalirahi, mushali, talamuli, vrishyakanda
English


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Madhura (Sweet), Tikta (Bitter)

Guna

Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (Slimy)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Karma

Vata, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

herb

Identification

Leaf

{{Leaf|Simple|Rosette|rhizome to 15 cm long, oblong, perennial. Leaves 10-15 x 2 cm, lanceolate, plicate, base sheathing, pilose, subsessile.}[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Solitary Yellow 6 Flowering and fruiting is from January to September

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruit baccate; seeds subglobose. {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[3]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Tuber segment

How to plant/cultivate

Tuber segments of 1.5–2 cm size, containing the apical bud, are collected during February–March and used for propagation. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area

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References

  1. ["chemistry"]
  2. [FLOWERING PLANTS OF KERALA VER.2, N. Sasidharan "morphology"]
  3. "Ayurvedic properties"
  4. "Cultivation details"

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