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Monochoria vaginalis is a species of flowering plant in the water hyacinth family known by several common names, including heartshape false pickerelweed and oval-leafed pondweed.
- 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
Monochoria vaginalis leaf and root extracts were evaluated for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property.
|Malayalam||Kakkappola, Karinkuvalam, Kulachempu, Kuvalayam|
|English||Oval Leaf Pondweed, Oval Leaf Monochoria|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple, heart-shaped or rounded, shiny, deep green in color||Ovate-oblong to broadly ovate||Leaves variable - 2-12.5 cm long, 0.5-10 cm wide, in very young plants without lamina; leaves of somewhat older plants with a floating linear or lanceolate blade.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Petals six, violet or lilac blue||Spreading at flowering, afterwards spirally contorted. As is typical of many aquatic annuals, plant size, leaf shape|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,500 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 35°c, but can tolerate 13 - 38°c.