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Mollugo pentaphylla  L

   

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Botanical Name

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Mollugo pentaphylla L

Synonym(s)

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Molluga pentaphylla var. stricta (L.) Hochr., Molluga stricta L., Pharnaceum pentaphyllum (L.) Spreng., Pharnaceum strictum (L.) Spreng.

Family

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Molluginaceae

 

General Info

Description

A slender, decumbent to erect, much branched, usually annual herb up to 30 cm tall with an angular stem; roots fragrant. Leaves in whorls of 2 to 9 , linear lanceolate to obovate, apex obtuse, acute or apiculate, narrowed at the base; petioles obscure. Flowers white, greenish, orange or pink in lax, corymbose, terminal cymes; peduncles and pedicels filiform; bracts lanceolate. Fruit (capsule) subglobose, about as long as sepals, with thin walls; seeds numerous, dark reddish-brown, covered with raised points.

Herb Effects

Antiseptic and induces immobility of sperm; bitter, stomachic, antiperiodic and aperient (leaves); emmenagogue (plant infusion).

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Mollugogenols A, B and D

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

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Mollugogenol A Not Available Not Available C30H52O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Mollugogenol B Not Available Not Available C30H48O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Mollugogenol D Not Available Not Available C30H52O4 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

For eye sores, as an antiseptic and stimulating the secretion of gastric juices; promotes digestion; also promotes menses and suppressed lochia (leaves); to relieve sore legs (poultice); applied to relieve earache (oil).

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

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