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Scoparia dulcis - Sweet Broom Weed

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Sweet Broom Weed, Scoparia dulcis

Scoparia dulcis is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family and It is native to the Neotropics but it can be found throughout the tropical and subtropical world.

Uses

Gastralgia, Dysentery, Intestinal affections, Fever, Enteritis, Beriberi, Swelling, Diarrhea, Cough, Kidney complaints, Indigestion, Colic[1]

Parts Used

Seed, Leaf.

Chemical Composition

Palmitic acid, B-sitosterol, Glutinol, and a mixture of B-amyrin and Isomultiflorenol[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Manitumbe gida
Hindi Mithi patti, Jaldaniya
Malayalam
Tamil Sarakkotthini
Telugu POttiboli
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Sweet Broom Weed, Sweet Broom Wort


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Annual plant

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Oblong-elliptic Leaf Arrangement is Decussate or whorled

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long white 5 Flowers are Solitary or 2, axillary and Flowering throughout the year

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
ellipsoid 7–10 mm Fruit are globose capsule and Fruiting throughout the year septicidal, reticulate 4 {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

A common weed of lowland tropical and subtropical areas, found in areas where it rains all year round and also where there is a prolonged dry season[310 ]. Succeeds in most soils[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Subtropical area, Tropical area.

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References

  1. Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2 by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.585
  2. Chemical constituents
  3. Morphology
  4. Cultivation details

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