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Crinum latifolium - Sudarsana

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Sudarsana, Crinum latifolium

Sudarsanais a bulbous plant with lance shaped leaves and beautiful bell shaped white flowers. The plant stays dormant for several months of the year, leaves and flowers appear before the monsoon.

Uses

Fungal infections, Antidote for poisoning, Fever, Joint pain, Ear ache [1]

Parts Used

Leaves, Rhizome

Chemical Composition

The alkaloids, crinafoline and crinafolidine, have been isolated from the plant. These along with crinafoline methochloride exhibited significant tumour-inhibiting activity in vivo. The plant extract in also used in allergic condition. This activity is attributed to the presence of glucan A and phosphatidyllycorine. [2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada visha mungali
Hindi
Malayalam sjovanna-pola-tali
Tamil vishamungil
Telugu
Marathi gadambhikanda, gandani-kanda, golkamdo, gul-sabu
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit cakrangi, daddhyali, sudarsana
English NA

[3]

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Rooksha (Dry), Teekshna (Pungent)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple rootstock bulbous, ca. 6 cm across. Leaves many, densely clustered, 30-45 x 7-8 cm, flat or widely channelled, oblong, curved, acute or obtuse; sheath closed, membranous.

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual Stout peduncled umbel White and pink 10 Flowers sessile, 12-16 together, on stout peduncled umbel; peduncle 50-60 cm high, thick; spathe membranous; perianth tube 7 cm long, narrow, lobes 6, 8 x 2.5 cm, oblong, acute, pinkish white, spreading or deflexed; stamens 6, filaments long, attached at the throat of perianth tube; anthers 12 mm long, linear.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
A capsule oblong seeds many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Bulbs.

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area.

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