Trapa bispinosa


 Trapa bispinosa Roxb.

Synonym T. natans Linn. var. bispinosa
(Roxb.) Makino.

T. quadrispinosa Wall.
Family : Trapaceae.


Trapa bispinosa

Habitat Throughout India.
English Water Chestnut.

Ayurvedic Shrngaataka, Shrngaata, Shrngamuula, Trikota, Jalaphala,Trikonaphala, Paaniyaphala, Jalkanda, Trikona, Trika.

Unani Singhaaraa.
Siddha Singara

Action The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends the use of dried kernels in bleeding disorders, threatened abortion, dysuria, polyuria and oedema.
Flour of dried kernels is used in preparations for breaking fast in India.
The flour is rich in proteins and minerals. The flour, prepared from dried kernels, of red and white varieties contain: phosphorus , sulphur; calcium ,magnesium sodium,; and potassium, iron and manganese,respectively.
Dosage: Dried seed—2–3 g powder.





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