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Lepidagathis trinervis

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Lepidagathis trinervis

Lepidagathis trinervis is a prostrate to suberect up to a foot tall. Twigs are quardrangular, bristly or hairless twigs, arising from a woody rootstock. Leaves are stalkless, linear to narrowly lanceshaped, 2-4.5 cm long, 3-5 mm broad, hairless, 3-nerved from the base, lateral nerves weaker than midrib and run along entire margin.


Bitter tonic, Rheumatic affections, Blotches, Swellings.

Parts Used

Leaves, Flowers, Fruit.

Chemical Composition

The hydro-distilled essential oil obtained from the flowering aerial parts of Lepidagathis fasciculata Nees was analyzed by gas chromatography equipped with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada NA
Hindi Musk Dana
Malayalam Tran gha, Tran kantho
Tamil NA
Telugu NA
Marathi NA
Gujarathi Harancharo, Paneru
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit NA
English Frilly Lepidagathis


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












Kind Shape Feature
Complex Alternate Sessile, muticose, acute, entire, lanceolate above, midrib beneath distinct, with a slender nerves parallel to it, near the margins, the margins scabrid, otherwise more or less glabrous.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual 5 White with yellow Bracteate, bracts ovate, spinous-cuspidate-glabrous, often minutely pubescent at the apex and margin, bracteoles linear-lanceolate, softly membranous Flowering from January to December


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Caspsules ovoid-lanceolate 2-seeded, yellowish-brown, shining, smooth seeds, brownish-black, rounded at the tip, with long mucilaginous hygroscopic hairs Nil Nil Nil Fruiting from January to December


Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Easily grown in a rich well-drained soil in a sunny position.[4]

Season to grow

Soil type

Drained, Rich in nutrients.


Commonly seen growing in areas

Indroda Park

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  1. Chemical constituents
  2. Morpholgy
  3. "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.286, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
  4. Cultivation details

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