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Malaxis acuminata - Jīvakaḥ
Jīvakaḥ consists of dried and fresh pseudo-bulb of Malaxis acuminata D. Don syn. Microstylis wallichii Lindl.(Fam. Orchidaceae), a short stemmed terrestrial herb up to 25 cm in height, distributed throughout India on hills at an altitude of 2000 -3000 m.
- 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
Alcohol (ceryl alcohol), glucose, rhamnose and diterpenes.
|Sanskrit||Jīvya, Dōrghāyu, Cirajīvī|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Vātahara, Pittahara, Dhātuvardhaka, śukrala, Balya, Snehopaga, Jīvanīya, Rasāyana
|Elliptic-lanceolate||Obtuse||Leaves are two Elliptic-lanceolate or ovate, Obtuse, unequal, Arising from the base of the stem and sessile|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||8-20 cm long||yellowish-green||Sepals are broadly lanceolate and laterals recurved||Lanceolate with acute apex|
|Capsule||6-8 mm long||broadly ovoid-oblong, ribbed and of light yellow colour||seeds upto 5|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- Brāhma Rasāyana, śiva, Guṭikā, Amṛtaprāṣa Ghṛta, Aṣoka Ghṛta, Dhānvantara Taila, Balā Taila, Mānasamitra Vaṭaka, Guḍūcyādi Taila, Bṛhat Aṣvagandhā Ghṛta.
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Land Preparation and Fertilizer Application: The field should be ploughed during October to make the soil well pulverized. A basal dose of 25 t/ha of farmyard manure should be applied at the time of land preparation.