चीरितच्छदा - Spinacea oleracea


Name - पालक्या

Botanical name - Spinacea oleracea

Description - Erect herbs. Leaves ovate-oblong, lobed, smooth, succulent. Flowers unisexual, greenish. Fruit an urticle enclosed in a spiked capsule-like body.

Chemical Constituents- Roots contain spinasaponins A and B. Leaves contain f Spinatoside, proteins, stigmasterol, stigmastanol, a- spinasterol, patuletin and spinacetin. Seeds yield fatty oil.

Use - Leaves diuretic. Fruits demulcent and diuretic, employed in fevers and inflammations of bowels

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