गिरिभिद् - Aerva lanata


Name - पाषाणभॆदकः

Botanical name - Aerva lanata

Description - Erect herbs or under shrubs. Leaves orbicular or obovate. Spikes clustered, axillary; flowers creamy-white.

Chemical Constituents- Plant contains tannin, which comprises Beta-sitosteryl palmitate, alpha-amyrin, Beta-sitosterol and its glucoside, betulin, alkaloid canthin-6-one and Beta-carboline.

Use - Plant used in cough, sore throat, diabetes and lithiasis. Decoction diuretic. The roots are preferred for use. It is diuretic and esteemed as a lithontriptic.

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