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Pistia stratiotes - Kumbhika
Pistia stratiotes is a small, evergreen perennial plant with feathery roots. Free-floating in lakes, ponds etc. The plant forms rosettes of leaves up to 10cm wide and 6cm tall with a flowering stem up to 12cm tall. The plant can spread quickly, especially in still water, to form quite extensive clumps.
- 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
It contains four compounds were obtained and identified as stigmasta-4,22-dien-3-one, stigmasterol, stigmasteryl stearate and palmitic acid.
|Kannada||ಅಂತರಗಂಗೆ Antaragange, ಕುಂಬಿಕ್ Kumbik|
|Telugu||Antara-tamara, Budaga tamara|
|English||Water cabbage, Water lettuce|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Flowering season - December - February|
|Fruiting season - December - February|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Found though much of the tropics and subtropics at elevations from sea level to more than 1,000 metres. The optimal growth temperature range for the plant is 22 - 30°c. Plants cannot tolerate frosts.