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Biophytum sensitivum - Alambusha
Alambusha is an herbaceous plant with pinnate leaves which are sensitive to touch. Yellow flowers are borne on stalks. It can be found in moist shady places.
It contains two biflavones, Cupressuflavone and amentoflavone, three flavonoids, luteolin 7-methyl ether, isoorientin and 3′-methoxyluteolin 7-O-glucoside.
|Kannada||Dodda horamuchhaka, Dodda horamuni|
|Telugu||Attapatti, Atti pathri, Chumi, Jala puspa|
|Sanskrit||Alambusa, Jalapushpa, Panktipatra|
|English||Little Tree Plant, Sensitive plant|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
|Pinnate||Alternate||Leaves 1.5-8 cm long; petioles to 2 cm long.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||6-8 mm across||Yellow and red||10||Sepals 5, lanceolate, to 5 mm long, glandular-pubescent, 5-nerved. Flowering from September to December|
|Capsule||6-8 cm long||Capsules glandular-pubescent along septa; seeds 2(-4) in each locule, concentrically 9-ridged||Fruiting from September to December|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant flowers and fruits all year round.