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===Dravya===
 
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===Rasa===
 
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Kashaya (Astringent)
  
 
===Guna===
 
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Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)
 
===Veerya===
 
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Sheeta (Cold)
 
===Vipaka===
 
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Katu (Pungent)
 
===Karma===
 
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Kapha, Pitta
 
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{{Flower|Bisexual|Axillary cymes|crimson|12|slightly zygomorphic, in 2-16-flowered axillary cymes; pedicels to 1 cm long. Calyx tube 1-1.5 cm long, tubular; lobes 6, short, more or less triangular, alternating with small callous appendages. Petals 6, red, 3-4 mm long, lanceolate-acuminate. Stamens 12, inserted near the bottom of the calyx tube, 0.5-1.5 cm long. Ovary 4-6 mm long, oblong, 2-celled; ovules many; style 0.7-1.5 cm long. }}
  
 
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{{Fruit|Capsule|0.6-1 x 0.25-0.4 cm||ellipsoid, included in the calyx|Seeds numerous, trigonous-ovoid.|}}
  
 
===Other features===
 
===Other features===
  
 
==List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used==
 
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* [[Mustharishtam]]
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* [[Sarivadyasava]]
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* [[Chandanadi tailam]]
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* [[Kutajashtaka kashayam]]
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<ref name="Ayurvedic preparations">[https://easyayurveda.com/2013/01/17/dhataki-woodfordia-fruticosa-uses-dose-side-effects-ayurveda/ "Ayurvedic preparations"]</ref>
  
<ref name="How to plant/cultivate">[http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Woodfordia+fruticosa"Cultivation"]</ref>
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Revision as of 12:37, 14 June 2019

Dhataki

Woodfordia fruticosa is a wonderful medicinal herb commonly known as Dhataki. It is powerful astringment.It relaxes pitta and kapha doshas.

Uses

Piles, Dysentery, Menorrhagia.

Parts Used

Stem, Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)

Veerya

Sheeta (Cold)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Opposite Leaves subsessile, 4-11 x 2-4 cm, ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, subcoriaceous, whitish velvety tomentose and finely orangish- or black-punctate beneath.

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Axillary cymes crimson 12 slightly zygomorphic, in 2-16-flowered axillary cymes; pedicels to 1 cm long. Calyx tube 1-1.5 cm long, tubular; lobes 6, short, more or less triangular, alternating with small callous appendages. Petals 6, red, 3-4 mm long, lanceolate-acuminate. Stamens 12, inserted near the bottom of the calyx tube, 0.5-1.5 cm long. Ovary 4-6 mm long, oblong, 2-celled; ovules many; style 0.7-1.5 cm long.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Capsule 0.6-1 x 0.25-0.4 cm ellipsoid, included in the calyx Seeds numerous, trigonous-ovoid.

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[3]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Softwood cutting.

How to plant/cultivate

Plants are frost tolerant. Requires a sunny position.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Sunny places, Agricultural land, Open waste land, Degraded places.

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References

External Links

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