गवॆधुका  - Coix lachryma - jobi

 

Name - गवॆधुका

Botanical name - Coix lachryma - jobi

Description - Erect, perennial herb, upto 1.5 m high with basal rooting nodes; leaves linear lanceolate, midrib stout, male/female peduncles; fruits subglobose.

Chemical Constituents- Roots contain phenols, adenosine. Grain contains leucine, tyrosine, histidine, lycine.

Use - Grains used in affections of air passage and urinary tract. Seed cathartic and depurative and used as a diet drink for invalids, also for pneumomycosis and pectoral diseases

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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