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Long Leaved Barleria

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.

USAGES

Dropsy, Disuria, Cystitis, Jaundice, Gout, Oedema, Liver disorder, Calculii, Eye trouble.

  • It alleviates vayu and eradicates the diseases manifested due to vitiated vayu.
  • This herb is unparalleled in acute superficial gouty, inflammatory crystal and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • This herb improves digestion and expels toxic element out of the body.
  • It reduces swelling and inflammation and thususeful in inflammatory arthritis.
  • This herb being diuretic helps elimination of kidney and bladder stones.
  • It relieves dysuria and relieves cystitis.
  • This herb is used for relieving thirst.
  • This herb is beneficial in eye disorder.
  • This herb cures abdominal disorder and is beneficial in ascitis, hepatomegaly andspleenomegaly.
  • It cures jaundice.
  • It enhances the secretion of breast milk in breast feeding mothers.
  • It purifies the blood cleanses semen.
  • It is a good tonic and provides nourishment to the body.
  • It promotes energy and strength.
  • It is useful in curing liver problem. 
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Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.