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Phragmites communis is a genus of four species of large perennial grasses found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, maintained by Kew Garden in London.
- 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
2,3-dihydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-propanone, ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid, syringic acid, vanillic acid , p-hydroxy benzoic acid, p-hydroxybenzaldenhyde, palmitic acid, heptadecanoic acid, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, α-D-glucose and β-D-glucose.
|English||Common reed, Giant reed|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Long||20–50 centimetres (7.9–19.7 in) and 2–3 centimetres (0.79–1.18 in) broad|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Dark purple panicle||About 20–50 cm long.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Common reed is found in most areas of the world from the cold temperate zone to the tropics. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 30 - 35°c, but can tolerate 7 - 40°c. Dormant plants are hardy to about -20°c.