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Paroquet bur is an erect shrub or perennial herb with stems that are woody at the base, growing up to 1.5 metres tall. The plant has a number of local uses - it has various medicinal applications; yields a good fibre; and has somewhat edible leaves. It was at one time cultivated in Malawi as a fibre crop.
- 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
Preliminary phytochemical screening of both the extracts utilizing standard methods of analysis revealed the presence of steroid, triterpenoids, glycosides, flavonoids etc.
|Kannada||ಕಾಡುಬೆಂಡೆ Kaadu bende|
|English||Burr Bush, Chinese burr|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Alternate||Blade ovate to rhomboid|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Obovate||5mm long||It is small in size||Flowering season is June-February|
|1-1.5mm long||Covered with 75 to 100 hooked spines, Fruiting season is June-February|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant produces seed capsules covered in hooked spines that adhere strongly to animal fur, clothing etc, and are thus easily transported to new sites.