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Ruta chalepensis

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Ruta chalepensis

Ruta chalepensis is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall. It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.

Uses

Paralysis, Coughs, Stomach aches, Earache.[1]

Parts Used

Leaf.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Haavunanjina gida
Hindi Pismaram
Malayalam Aruta, Nagatali
Tamil Aruvada, Aruvadam
Telugu Aruda, Arudu
Marathi
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Gucchapatra, Gundra
English Common rue

[3]

Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering throughout the year

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting thoughout the year

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings of half-ripe wood.

How to plant/cultivate

Succeeds in any good open soil. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Rocky places, Woods, Thickets.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. Common names
  4. [Morphology]
  5. Cultivation

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