Thursday, February 19, 2009

Didymocarpus pedicellata R. Br.

English Name : Stone flower

Family : Gesneriaceae

A small herb with a reduced stem, bearing 2-3 pairs of opposite, roundly ovate, glabrous, gland-punctate leaves, 3-6 inches in diam.

Valleys and on rocks from Himachal to Arunachal Pradesh of the subtropical Himalayas.

Parts Used : Root. leaf. plant and its essential oil

Herb Effects
Weak antimicrobial (plant oil)

Active Ingredients
Didymocarpene (essential leaf oil); pedicellin, pedicin, beta-sitosterol and pashanone (root); chalcones and flavonoids (plant).

Medicinal Use
Urinary tract infections (plant) and kidney and bladder stones (leaf).


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