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Crotalaria pallida is an erect, well-branched, sometimes robust perennial herb with stems that become more or less woody. It can grow up to 2 metres tall. The plant has a fairly long history of cultivation as a green manure and ground cover crop, though it is much less grown at present due to its susceptibility to pests and diseases in Asia. It is still often cultivated in southeastern USA.
- 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
The flavonoids apigenin and vitexin have been isolated from the bark and the leaves. Alkaloids from the seed have shown antitumor activity.
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Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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|Flowering from July to January|
|Fruiting from July to January|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the lowland tropics and subtropics, where it has been successfully grown at elevations up to 1,800 metres. It grows in a wide range of annual rainfall conditions, from 850 mm to over 3,000 mm, and occurs occasionally in rather dry locations. The average annual temperature varies from 16 - 26°c.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2 by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No. 245
- Useful tropical plants by tropical.theferns.info website