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Hygrophila auriculata

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Hygrophila auriculata is an erect, stout, branched or unbranched, annual herb. It can grows up to 150cm or more tall. Occasionally the basal part of the stem is creeping and rooting. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. It is cultivated in water beds in west Africa both as a vegetable and for the vegetable salt it can yield. This plant is belongs to Acanthaceae family.[1]

Uses

Blennorrhoea, Hhydropsy, Anuria, Stomach ache, Dropsy, Rheumatism, Corneal ulcers.[2]

Parts Used

Young leaves.

Chemical Composition

[3]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Gokantaka
Hindi Bhankari
Malayalam Vaya schulli
Tamil Nir-mulli
Telugu Enugu palleru
Marathi Ekhara
Gujarathi Ekharo
Punjabi Talmakhana
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Kokilaksah
English Marsh Barbel


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Annual

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

In Tanzania it grows in areas where the mean annual rainfall is in the range 700 - 1,600mm.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Wet places, Often brackish, Estuarine, Littoral.

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References

  1. Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:105
  2. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  3. [Chemistry]
  4. [Morphology]
  5. [Cultivation]

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