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Tragia involucrata  L.

   

Botanical Name

:

Tragia involucrata L.

English Name

:

Indian Stinging Nettle

Family

:

Euphorbiaceae

 

General Info

Description

An erect, climbing herb with stinging hairs. Leaves alternate, 3 to 10 cm long and 1 to 5 cm wide, hairy, elliptic-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base rounded or cordate, margins dentate, petioles 0.3 to 1.6 cm long. Flowers monoecious, yellowish, shortly pedicellate, borne in hairy, terminal axillary racemes 2.5 to 5 cm long; male flowers in upper part and female flowers in the lower part; bracts 2.5 mm long, lanceolate, acute, male flowers sepals 6, ovate, pinnatifid, very hispid, 3 mm long. Capsule, 3-lobed, white, less hispid; seeds globose, smooth.

Herb Effects

Antileprotic and diaphoretic (root); diuretic and hypothermic (aerial part).

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Linoleic acid (fatty plant oil)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Linoleic acid 8024-22-4 Octadeca-9,12-dienoi
c acid
C18H32O2 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

In baldness (fruit); as a tonic, antileprotic and diaphoretic (root). Used for treating asthma, fevers, diarrhea, excessive urination, vomiting, dermatosis, perspiration in fevers and itching of the skin.

Reference

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

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