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Martynia annua which is commonly known as cat's claw, tiger's claw, or iceplant. However, the name 'iceplant' may also refer to members of the unrelated plant family Aizoaceae.
Qualitative phyto-chemical analysis of whole plant extracts of Martynia annua reveals the presence of glycosides, tannins, carbohydrates, phenols, flavonoids and anthocyanins.
|Kannada||ಹುಲಿ ಉಗುರು Huli Uguru,ಗರುಡ ಮೂಗು ಮುಳ್ಳು Garuda Mugu Mullu,ಹುಲಿ ನಖ Huli Nakha|
|Hindi||हाथाजोड़ी Hatha-jori,बाघनख Baghnakh,Hathajori,उलट-कांटा Ulat-kanta|
|English||Tiger-claw,Tiger's claw,Snake's head,Devil's claw|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Cordiform||Opposite-decussate, Acute / Cordate, Sinuate|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Large||Purple with yellow throat||In axillary or terminal racemes, Flowering throughout the year||Flowering season is August to December|
|An ovoid drupe||2 apical curved beaks spilitting into 2 valves; seeds oblong||Mature Fruit Colour is Brown||Fruiting season is August to December|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Erect subshrubs to 1 m tall, glandular-hairy all over. Leaves 8-20 x 6-19 cm, broadly ovate to suborbicular, base cordate, margin sinuate-dentate, apex acute, chartaceous, palmately 5-nerved from base; petiole 8-14 cm long.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.387, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
- Chemical composition
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 268
- Cultivation Details