Geranium robertianum Linn. Family Geraniaceae.
Habitat Western Himalayas from Kashmir to Garhwal at 2,000— 2,700 m.
English Herb-Robert Geranium.
Action Haemostatic, astringent, antidiarrhoeic, styptic, antidiabetic.

The herb has a disagreeable odour and a bitter, saline and astringent taste. Applied externally as a resolvent to tumours.
In Western herbal, the herb is used for diarrhoea, to improve functioning of liver and gallbladder and to prevent the formation of calculi.
The herb contains several flavonoids including rutin. A ethanolic extract can inhibit the growth of
E. coli, P aeruginosa and S. aureus.

Geranium wallichianum D. Don ex Sweet.

Family Geraniaceae.

Habitat Western Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon at 2,350— 3,700 m.
English Wallich Crane’s Bill. Ayurvedic Ratanjot (substitute). Folk Laal Jadi, Laal Jahri.
Kaoashund (Kashmir).
Action Astringent.
The root stocks sometimes substituted for those of
Coptis teeta Wall.; contain 25—32% tannins and 18% nontannins.
Geum urbanum auct. non Linn. Family Rosaceae.
Habitat The temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon at 3,000— 3,700 m Grows wild in Europe and Great Britain.
English Avens Root, Herb Bennet, Wood Avens.

(G]

286 Ginkgo biloba Linn.

Action Astringent, styptic, stomachic, febrifuge.
The herb and root was used in Eu rop in chronic dysentery, diarrhoea
and intermittent fevers. In India, an
infusion of the rootstock is used as
sudorific in fevers, ague, chills and
catarrh.
G)Eugenol is present in the root stock
______ in combination with vacianose as phe noli glycoside gem. The rootstock

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