चणकः  - Cicer arietinum

 

Name - चणकः

Botanical name - Cicer arietinum

Description - A much-branched herb; branchlets glandular pjj^ odd pinnate, 2.5-5.0 cm, leaflets up to 7 pairs, subopposrte, ovate-elup-c, pjjj base cuneate, margin sharply dentate, apex mucronate, flowers axillary, solitary, yellow, pods ovoid-oblong, 1.5x1 cm, glandular, pubescent; seeds 2.

Chemical Constituents- Chemical contents : Root: medicagol, 12-0-Me-coumesterol. Root and coniferin-specific glucosidases; Plant : acetic acid, malic and. Phytin, saponin present in a whole gram, arginine, tyrosm. Lycme, cystme contains carotinoids and water-soluble vitamins

Use - Germinated gram used as a prophylactic against deficiency diseases, scurvy in particular. Acid exudation of moistened seeds is astringent and is used in dyspepsia and constipation.

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01 September 2013

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