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Premna herbacea is a low-growing herbaceous perennial plant or a dwarf undershrub with stems up to 15 cm tall. Most of the stem is underground, the plant having a creeping woody rhizome, the above-ground part is slender and simple or with single dichotomous branching. The plant is often harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and occasionally as a food. It is cultivated for medicinal use in India and Sri Lanka.
- 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
Xanthine oxidase, Sodium nitroprusside, Folin-Ciocalteu reagent, L-ascorbic acid and kojic acid were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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