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Parent Category: Sanskrit Names of Medicinal Plants
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Name - पट्टशाकः

Botanical name - Corchorus olitorius

Description - Much branched herbs. Leaves elliptic-oblong with serratures on each side prolonged into a filiform appendage. Flowers pale yellow. Capsule linear, 5-valved

Chemical Constituents- Fruits contain vitamin C. Seeds contain olitoriside, olitoriside A, veticoside, corchorosides A and B, strophanthidin, corchorgenin, corchoralic acid, Beta-sitosterol , saponin.

 

Use - Infusion of leaves used as tonic and febrifuge; also as a demulcent in cystitis and dysuria.