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Physalis alkekengi Linn - Kākanaja
Kākanaja consists of dried mature fruit of Physalis alkekengi Linn. It is native to Europe through China to Japan. It does not occur in India, but fruits are available in the Indian bazaar, in the name of kakanaja.
- 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
Auroxanthin, mutatoxanthin, phydalein, zeaxanthin, β-Cryptoxanthin from the calyx of the fruit; glycoalkaloids detected in the seeds but alkaloids were absent in the fruit.
|English||Winter cherry, Bladder cherry|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Vātahara, Dahaṣāmaka, Balya, Mūtrala, Virecana, Raktavidrāvaṇī
|Ovate||Oblong||In Leaf's sinuate to subentire, cuneate. Petiole up to 40 mm long|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Globose-conoid||6 mm long||White, orange-red||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Globose||25-60 mm||Subreniform, compressed||Seeds 2.2 mm long|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
It is a popular ornamental plant, widely cultivated in temperate regions of the world, and very hardy to below −20 °C.
Commonly seen growing in areas
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