करमर्दः  - Carissa carandas

 

Name - करमर्दः

Botanical name - Carissa carandas

Description - Phytography : Thistle-like herb; leaves alternate, entire, rigid, unarmed or spinulose-serrate; head inflorescence, generally homogeneous; flower bisexual, orange-red; achene obovoid with pappus.

Chemical Constituents- Chemical contents : Seed : yields a fixed oil with properties comparable to that of Carthamus tinctorius

Use - Traditional use : Root: bitter, stomachic, anthelmintic; Decoction of leaf: given at commencement of remittent fever; Unripe fruit : antiscorbutic, astringent; Ripe fruit: cooling, acid.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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