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Petiveria alliacea - Guinea henweed
Petiveria is a genus of flowering plants in the pigeonberry family Petiveriaceae. It is native to United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and tropical South America. It is a deeply rooted herbaceous perennial shrub growing up to 1 m tall. The roots and leaves have a strong acrid, garlic-like odor which taints the milk and meat of animals that graze on it.
- 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
Many biologically active compounds have been isolated from all parts of the plant, the most important ones being sulphur compounds, but flavonoids, triterpenes and steroids have also been identified.
|English||Guinea Henweed, Anamu, Garlic weed|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a rich, moist soil and a position in partial shade.