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Latest revision as of 14:14, 14 June 2019

Ghoṇṭā

Ghoṇṭā consists of fruit of Ziziphus xylopyrus Willd. (Fam. Rhamnaceae), a straggling shrub distributed in North-West India, U.P., Bihar and South India, in moist deciduous forests.

Uses

Headache, Acne, Pimples, Urinary disorders, Hysteria, Skin rashes, Stomachache, Diabetes, Bronchial asthma, Diarrhea, Excess thirst, Aphrodisiac.

Parts Used

Leaves, Bark, Seeds, Roots.

Chemical Composition

The pulp of the fruit contains reducing sugars, sucrose, citric acid, carotene, vitamin C and tannins.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Yeranu
Hindi Ghunta, Kakora, Kaathabera
Malayalam
Tamil Kottai, Mulkottai
Telugu Gotti, Got, Gotiki
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Ghoṭī, Goṭikā
English Jujab


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Kaṭu, Madhura, Kaṣāya

Guna

Laghu

Veerya

Uṣṇa

Vipaka

Kaṭu

Karma

Vātahara, Viṣaghna

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Paripinnate Oblong Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long pink Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
oblong pod Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled seeds upto 5 Fruiting throughout the year

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

A plant usually of the drier areas of the hot tropics, where it can be found at elevations from 400 - 2,000 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 18 - 28°c, but can tolerate 8 - 45°c[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Moist deciduous forests, Scattered tree grassland, Combretum-Terminalia woodlands, Acacia woodlands.

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References

  1. The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
  2. [ "Morphology"]
  3. "Cultivation detail"

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