Parent Category: Sanskrit Names of Medicinal Plants
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कैरविका - Nymphaea stellata


Name - कुमुद्वती

Botanical name - Nymphaea stellata

Description - Nymphaea Stellata,is a large perennial aquatic herb, with short, erect, roundish rhizome. Leaves peltate, floating, dentate with a narrow sinus, glabrous on both surfaces. Solitary flowers, varying from pure white to deep red. Fruit globular ,seeds longitudinally striate

Chemical Constituents-

Use - Entire plant s used as a soothing agent, used in medicines which are used as antacids, tonics for pregnant ladies, brain stimulent. They possess astringent and sedative properties, and contain alkaloids.