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Helicteres isora - Avartani
Avartani is a shrub or small tree. It can grow up to 8 metres tall. It is gathered from the wild and used locally as a medicine, the plant has also been experimentally cultivated as a fibre plant in India.
- 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
It contains three new compounds Glucopyranosyl rosmarinic acid and Lactic acid named as 4'-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl isorinic acid etc.
|Kannada||ಭೂತಕರುಳು Bhutakarulu, ಚುಚುಲು Chuchulu|
|Tamil||Edampuri, Pirimurukku, Valampurikai|
|English||Indian screw tree|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)
|Simple||Alternate||5-12 x 3-8 cm, obovate to suborbicular, apex acute or acuminate, base cordate, margin irregularly crenate- serrate; 3-5-nerved at the base.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Axillary, solitary or in few-flowered cymes||Red||10||Bracts 2-3 mm long, linear, 2 brown glands present in the axil of bracts. Flowering season is July-December|
|Follicles||4-6 cm long||Spirally twisted, stellate-tomentose, beaked||Seeds 2-3 mm long, angular, black, wrinkled||Fruiting season is September to November|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Helicteres isora is easily propagated by seed, but vegetative propagation with stem cuttings is also possible.