Monday, February 16, 2009

Pedalium murex L.

English Name : Gokhru

Family : Pedaliaceae

Origin : Africa through India and Indonesia

A succulent herb.

Wastelands on the Indian plains.

Herb Effects
The fruit is used as a demulcent, diuretic, antiseptic and aphrodisiac. antibilious (root); alleviates spasms (fruit); kills certain larvae and diuretic (plant).

Active Ingredients
Pedalitin, pedalin, dinatin and diosmetin (leaf); phenolic acid (leaf and fruit).

Medicinal Use
For external ulcers (leaf); in incontinence of urine, spermatorrhoea, nocturnal emission, impotence, alleviating spasms (fruit) in gonorrhoea and dysuria (stem and leaves infusion).

Infusion: 1 in 20, is taken three times daily.
Fluid extract: 10 to 30 drops.


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