English Name :- Large Caltrops
Botanical Name :- Pedalium murex Linn
Family :- PEDALIACEAE
Parts - Used:- Leaves and fruits
Habit :- A small much branched and rough herb with scaly glands. Leaves opposite, fleshy, ovate-oblong, Crenate-serate. Flowers bright yellow, axillary solatory. Fruit-Capsule hard with horizontal spines from the four angles.
Taste :- Tasteless
Chemical Constituents :- Alkaloid, Fat, Resin
Gonorrhea, Arthritis, Burning during urination, Spermatorrhea, Disuria, Piles, Leucoderma.
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