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Spermacoce hispida

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Spermacoce hispida is an annual to perennial, variable, creeping to erect, branched, short hairy herb, growing up to 15 cm tall. The plant is used in traditional medicine in southeast Asia, the plant being harvested from the wild. It is also used as a vegetable in Sri Lanka, where it is sold in local markets.

Uses

Piles, Dysentery.[1]

Parts Used

Leaf, Seed.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Madanaganti, Doddadore
Hindi Madana ghanti
Malayalam
Tamil Nattai churi
Telugu Madana ganti
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Madana Ghanti
English Shaggi button weed


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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering from July to January

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seed

How to plant/cultivate

[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Open sandy lands, Behind beaches, In dry gardens, Teak forests, Along steep roadsides, On sandy soils, Locally abundant.

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References

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

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