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Myrsine africana is also called Cape myrtle. It is a species of shrub in the family Primulaceae. It is indigenous to Macaronesia, Africa and South Asia. It typically has dense, dark-green to red foliage and produces tiny bright purple berries.
- 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
Lead (0.291 mg Kg-1), cadmium (0.780 mg Kg-1), chromium (0.172 mg Kg-1) and cobalt was found maximum in root parts whereas iron (414.0 mg Kg-1), zinc (68.33 mg Kg-1) and copper (60.33 mg Kg-1) was recorded in leaves.
|Hindi||Bandraru oleander, Banwa|
|English||Cape Myrtle, African|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Round in outline||The fine-toothed leaves are at first deep red, but on maturity become glossy and dark green.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Small||Cream white turns to red||Separate shrubs produce either male or female flowers, with the female plants producing purple berries. The hardy plant is long-lived.|
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 drier tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 3,800 metres.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Ayurvedic Herbs known to be helpful to treat Dropsy
- Ayurvedic Herbs known to be helpful to treat Colic
- Herbs with Fruits used in medicine
- Herbs with Leaves used in medicine
- Herbs with common name in Hindi
- Herbs with common name in Sanskrit
- Herbs with common name in English
- Habit - Long Herbs
- Index of Plants which can be propagated by Seeds
- Herbs that are commonly seen in the region of Tropical zones