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Polygonatum cirrhifolium - Mahāmedā
Mahāmedā consists of dried rhizome and root of Polygonatum cirrhifolium Royle. It is a herb found in the temperate 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
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Kaphavardhaka, Vātahara, Pittahara, Vṛḍya, ṣukravardhaka, Stanyajanana
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- ṣiva Guṭikā, Amṛtaprāṣa Ghṛta, Aṣoka Ghṛta, Dhānvantara Taila, Bṛhatmāṣa Taila, Mahā Nārāyaṇa Taila, Vāsācandanādi Taila
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
We do not have much information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
- Cultivation detail