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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
- 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 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
In Tanzania it grows in areas where the mean annual rainfall is in the range 700 - 1,600mm.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:105
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare