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Peristrophe bicalyculata - Kākajaṅgha
Kākajaṅgha consists of dried mature seed of Peristrophe bicalyculata. It is an erect hispid herb. It can grows up to 60 to 180 cm tall. It is found in forests and waste lands almost throughout the country.
- 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
Bicalyculata, Beta-caryophyllene (33.9%), Alpha-zingiberene (10.4%), Germacrene D and globulol (5.0%) were the compounds occurring in abundance.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Kaphapittanut, Kṛmighna, Varṇya, Vraṇahara, Viḍaghna
|Ovate||Acuminate||Rounded at base, sometims narrowed, more or less hairy on both sides|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Linear-spathulate||2-4cm long||Pink||Bracteoles 4, similar to the bracts but shorter|
|Capsules pubescent||Pointed||Seeds 2-3 minutely glandular papillose||4-seeded||Fruiting throughout September - January|