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घण्टा - Crotalaria verrucosa

 

Name - शणपुष्पी

Botanical name - Crotalaria verrucosa

Description - Erect much branched herbs. Leaves ovate-rhomboid. Flowers bluish and white, in terminal or lateral racemes. Pod cylindric, pubescent.

Chemical Constituents- Leaves contain tropane alkaloid, necic acid lactone. Seeds contain alkaloid crotalaburine, crotaverine, O-acetyl-crotoverrine, flavonoid isovitexin, vitexin-4'-xyloside, vitexin-O-glycoside and apigenin-O-glycoside, Beta-sitosterol

Use - Leaves used in scabies and impetigo