English Mule Fern.
Folk Raamabaanam (Andhra Pradesh), Chakuliya (Bengal).
Action Fonds—antibacterial, used in burns and as febrifuge.
Heracleum candicans
Wail. ex DC.
Synonym H. nepalense D. Don. H. lanatum Michx.
Umbellferae; Apiaceae.
Habitat Chamba, Kulu, Jammu & Kashmir, Bushahr, Garhwal and Kumaon Hills.

English Cowparsnip.

Folk Kaindal (Kashmir),
Gandhraayana (Garhwal).

Action Fruit—stimulant, nervine tonic, spasmolytic. Heraclenin (active principle)—hypoprothrombinaemic.
Essential oil from the fruits is moderately antimicrobial.




Herniaria glabra Linn.

Furanocoumarins present in the whole fruit and leaves are psoralen, xanthotoxin and bergapten. Roots also contain furanocoumarins.
The fruits of
H. concanense Dalz. contain a coumarin which is effective against dermatophytosis. The fruits
H. regins Wall. ex DC. are used
for cough and bronchitis, also for uri nar concretions in Siddha medicine.
H. thomsoni C. B. Clarke (Kashmir
and Himachal Pradesh) also contains
a coumarin; the fruit showed nonspe cifi spasmolytic activity equipotent to
Herniaria glabra Linn.
Habitat Throughout Europe.
Introduced into Indian gardens.

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