English Name :- Long Leaved Barleria
Botanical Name :- Asteracantha Nees.
Family :- ACANTHACEAE
Parts - Used:- Roots, Leaves, Seeds
Habit :- A spiny herb growing near moist places. Spines are yellow in whorl of six. Leaves sessile, in whorl 6 leaves at each node Flowers bluish purple.
Taste :- Bitter
Chemical Constituents :- Seeds Contains:-Yellow Colored Oil; Diastase, Lipase, Protease, Salts of Potassium; Mucilage.
Dropsy, Disuria, Cystitis, Jaundice, Gout, Oedema, Liver disorder, Calculii, Eye trouble.
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