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==List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used==
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* [[Vishatinduka Taila]] as ''root juice extract''
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Easily grown in most soils, preferring a calcareous soil. Thrives in a dry lightly shaded position, though it prefers full sun.Plants usually self-sow quite freely when growing in a suitable position. The seeds are contained in burrs that can easily attach themselves to clothing or animal's fur, thus transporting them to a new area where they can germinate and grow.The cultivar 'Sweet scented' is popular in France for making tea because the whole plant is sweet scented and the flowers have a spicy apricot-like fragrance<ref name="How to plant/cultivate"/>
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Latest revision as of 14:21, 14 June 2019

Maconha brava

Maconha brava or Zornia latifolia is a species of flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is native to South America. Its distribution may extend into Central and North America. It is also known as a naturalized species in tropical western Africa.


Wounds, Joint pains, Snakebites, Liver disorders, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Peas, Flowers, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Contains volatile oils, flavonoids, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, tiliroside, triterpene glycosides including euscapic acid and tormentic acid, phenolic acids, and 3%–21% tannins[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Malayalam Murikkotti
Tamil Chirupalatai
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
English Two-Leaf Zornia


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



Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)


Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)


Ushna (Hot)


Katu (Pungent)


Kapha, Vata



slender herb



Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate The leaves are leaflets lanceolate-oblong, acute at the apex, glabrous or pubescent, 1-4 cm long



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 1.5 cm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers alternate, 1-35 per inflorescence, bractlets stipuliform, up to 1.5 cm long, nearly enclosing the flower


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs - {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate


Commonly seen growing in areas

Thrives best in soils, Nature and not very fertile, Grass strains.

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