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Commelina benghalensis

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Commelina benghalensis is a herbaceous perennial plant. The plant can become annual in areas with colder winters or long dry seasons.

Uses

Eye ailments, Sore throat, Burns, Sorefeet, Diarrhoea.

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಬಾಳೆ Gubbachchi bale, ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಬಸಳೆ Gubbachchi basale
Hindi Jalbhu, Kanakaua
Malayalam Kanavazhai, Vuzhaipadathi
Tamil Kan-an-kolai, Kanavalai
Telugu Amruta kaada, Neerukaassuvu
Marathi Kanchat, Kena
Gujarathi Motun shishmuliyun
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Kanchata
English Bengal dayflower, Fire leaf

[2]

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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

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

Stem cuttings, Root cuttings, Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of warm temperate to tropical areas where it can be found at elevations up to 1,600 metres.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Common in disturbed areas, At forest edges, Home gardens, Secondary regrowth.

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References

  1. [Chemistry]
  2. common names
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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