Ajuga bracteosa Wall ex Benth

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Kauri booti, Tarumbra/Agriculture weed March-S eptember Common Whole plant

A perennial pubescent herb, grows in sandy and clay soil in waste places. Pakistan: Hazara, Waziristan, Balouchistan, Dir, Kurram, Swat, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Khudhab, and Kashmir. World: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalayas to Bhutan, Burma, China, and Malaysia. A small prostrate, pubescent herb up to 3-4 in. tall. Stem short, reduced herbaceous, hairy. Leaves simple, opposite, petiolate, radical, toothed, dark green above and reddish green under surface, with leafy bracts. Flowers small, pale white corolla with pinkish streaks, in clusters (Fig. 3.23)._

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150 g of fresh plant material is collected by men and women 20-40 years old. Then it is cleaned, washed in water 2-3 times, and cut into small 1-2-in. pieces.

150 g of fresh plant material is ground daily for 5-6 min and 1 cup (250 mL) of water is added. This mixture is filtered with cloth and given to patients suffering from blood diseases, mouth sores, earache, eye diseases, pimples, skin lesions, throat pain, and body inflammation. For children, / cup of extract (at one time) is given once daily before breakfast for 4-5 days. For adults, 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) of the drug (at one time) is given once daily before breakfast for 10-15 days.

Mouth sores, throat pain, blood purification, body inflammation, earache, eye diseases, skin lesions, and pimples.

Ceryl alcohol, B-sitosterol, a-sitosterol, cerotic, palmatic, oleic and linoleic acids, glucose, arabinose, thamnose, phenolic acid, natural bitter compounds, resins, iridoid glycosides, alkaloids, phytol, phytosterols, diterpenoids, triterpenoids, and unidentified compound of formula C49H82O [9].

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