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Guizotia abyssinica is a stout, erect annual herb growing up to 2 metres tall. The root system is well developed, with a taproot and many lateral roots, particularly in the upper 5cm. Niger seed is often harvested as a source of a good quality oil; it also provides an edible seed, and has local medicinal uses.
- 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
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in any rich soil. The plant is adapted to a wide range of soils, from sandy to heavy, growth being poor on light sandy or gravelly soils.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare