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Oldenlandia umbellata is a small, annual plant. The plant is gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine and dye. It used to be an important source of a red dye before the large-scale production of synthetic dyes started at the end of the 19th Century. It was commonly gathered from the wild and was also at one time often cultivated as a dye plant.
- 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 eleven known compounds, hedyotiscone B (2), cedrelopsin (3), pheophorbide A methyl ester (4), deacetyl asperuloside (5), scandoside methyl ester (6), asperulosidic acid (7), scandoside (8), nicotinic acid (9), 6α-hydroxy geniposide (10) anthragallol 1,2-dimethyl ether (11) and anthragallol.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a well-drained, deep sandy soil.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare