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Litsea chinensis - Medāsakaḥ
Medāsakaḥ consists of stem bark of Litsea chinensis Lam. It is an evergreen shrub or tree. It grows upto 25 m in height and about 1.5 m in girth with a clean bole. It is native to India, ascending upto an altitude of 1350 m in outer Himalayas.
- 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
Alkaloids, Laurotetaline, actinodaphine, boldine, norboldine, sebiferine and litseferine.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta, Kaṭu, Kaṣāya
Vātahara, Kaphahara, Dīpana, Stambhana, Bhagnaprasādaka
|Simple||Alternate||Leaves simple, pilose when young; lamina 6-23.5 x 3-10 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or obovate.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||5-6mm long||Yellow||9-12||In many flowered umbels; peduncles upto 5 mm long, slender, densely pilose; perianth short.|
|Berry||5-6 mm||Depressed, globose, purple, on flat disc|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Germination is not very rapid, approximately 85% germination is achieved in 15 - 45 days.
Commonly seen growing in areas
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- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni.
- Cultivation detail