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Trichodesma zeylanicum is usually an annual plant, but can become perennial and somewhat shrubby. The much-branched stems are usually woody, at least at the base, and grow up to 150cm tall from a taproot. The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of food and medicines. The seed oil/flower essence is traded on the international market under the name of ‘wild borage oil’. The main producer is Australia and the main market is western Europe. Quantities and value of the trade are unknown.
- 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
Trichodesma zeylanicum contains phenolics, alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids and tannins.
|Kannada||Ethina naalige gida|
|English||Camel Bush, Cattle Bush|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Leaf blades vary in size||3.5-10.5 x 0.7x2cm but always bear white scabrous hairs on both the upper and surfaces|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Cylx||White||Flowering season is January-July|
|Nutlets||3-4mm long||Enclosed in the persistent calyx lobes, Fruiting season is January-July|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant is often a troublesome weed in farms. It has been recorded as an invasive species in Fiji.