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Phyllanthus maderaspatensis is an erect to spreading, unbranched to much-branched, annual to perennial plant with stems that can become more or less woody and persist for more than a year. It can grow up to 90cm tall, occasionally to 120cm. The plants are harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. They are traded locally in market places and are also sold for the commercial production of pharmaceutical products.
- 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 n-tetracosane, taraxeryl acetate, ester of β-sitosterol, taraxerol, hexacosane, 32-methyltritriacontanol-1, heptacosanol-14, 11-hydroxyhexacosan-3- one, tetracos-20(cn)-1,18-diol, β-sitosterol and oleana-11,13(18)dienc- 3β,24-diol etc.
|Kannada||ಮದರಾಸ್ ನೆಲ್ಲಿ Madaraas nelli|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Scattered||Obvate-cuneate||Rounded or truncate at apex|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Obovate||Male flowers minute. The female larger and solitory, pedicellate. 6 sepals|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
It grows on a wide variety of soils, usually on heavy clay and alluvial soils of low-altitude river valleys, on river banks and in flood plains.