Argyrolobium roseum Camb Jaub Spach

Family Name:

Papilionaceae

Local Name/

English Name: Flowering Period: Status: Part Used: Habit/Habitat: Distribution:

Description:

Medicinal Uses: Collection:

Recipes:

Makhani booti/Roseum

April-October

Rare

Whole plant

Herb, mostly grows in waste places in dry sandy clay.

Pakistan: Kashmir, Peshawar, Balakot, Abbottabad, Haripur, Punjab, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Murree, and Balouchistan. World: Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Nepal.

Argyrolobium roseum is a small prostrate herb. Stem is prostrate, branched, herbaceous and green. Leaves compound with leaflets, trifoliate, obovate, rounded at the apex and tapering at the base, smooth, shiny, whitish-green. Flowers small, pinkish-red. Fruit narrow, compressed, long pod with numerous black seeds (Fig. 3.25).

125 g of fresh plant material is collected by men and women 20-40 years old, daily on summer mornings (May-August), then cleaned and washed 2-3 times in water.

125 g of fresh plant material is ground for 8-10 min. Then 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water is added; the mixture is filtered with a cloth; given to patients suffering from liver, stomach, bladder inflammation, and sexual debility. For children, not used. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of drug (at one time) is given once daily before breakfast for 10-15 days. Precaution: Use only in the summer season. Do not use diluted milk (lasi), curd, meat, and pepper during treatment.

Ground Cover Weeds That Have Claws
Fig. 3.25 Argyrolobium roseum (Camb.) Jaub & Spach

Family Name:

Papilionaceae

Diseases Cured:

Liver stomach and bladder inflammation, gleets, sexual

debility, skin diseases, skin lesions, and pimples.

Phytochemicals:

Vitexin and D-pinitol [25].

3.4.8 Berberis lycium Royle

Family Name:

Bereridaceae

Local Name

Sumbal, Kashmal, Kwaray, Chotra/Barberry

English Name:

Flowering Period:

April-June

Status:

Common

Part Used:

Whole plant

Habit/Habitat:

A medium-sized shrub, mostly grows on hills and waste

places in clay.

Distribution:

Pakistan: Dir, Chitral, Gilgit, Hazara, Murree, and

Kashmir. World: Afghanistan, India, China, and Nepal.

Fig. 3.26 Berberís lycium Royle

Family Name:

Bereridaceae

Medicinal Uses: Collection:

Description: A spiny shrub about 6 ft tall. Stem erect, branched, herbaceous above and woody below, with whitish-gray bark. Leaves simple, lanceolate, margin spiny-toothed, bright green above and pale green below, with 1-3 branched spines at the base. Flowers pale yellow. Fruit oval-shaped berry (Fig. 3.26).

5 kg of fresh roots, 300 g of fresh bark, and 200 g of fresh leaves are collected by men and women 20-40 years old. Bark and roots are collected in winter (October-March) and leaves in summer (March-August). Leaves are used in fresh form, while bark and roots are used in both fresh and dried forms. They are dried in sunlight for 7-8 days and stored in cloth for further use.

Recipes: (a) 200 g of fresh leaves is boiled daily in 3 cups (750 mL)

of water for 15-20 min; when 2 cups (500 mL) of water is left, then the liquid is filtered with a piece of cloth. This decoction is given to patients suffering from jaundice. For children, 2-3 tsp (12-15 mL) of decoction (at one time) is given 2-3 times per day for 4-5 days. For adults, xh cup (125 mL) of decoction (at one time) is given 3-4 times per day for 8-10 days.

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Family Name: Bereridaceae

(b) 15-20 g of dried or fresh bark is soaked at night in

1 cup (250 mL) of water. The next morning it is filtered with a piece of cloth; this extract is then given to patients suffering from dysentery, eye diseases (phora), mouth sores, toothache, earache, throat pain, skin diseases, liver disorders, and intestinal inflammation and to purify blood. For children, cup (125-250 mL) of extract (at one time) is given before breakfast for 7-8 days. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of extract (at one time) is given before breakfast for 10-15 days.

(c) 250 g of dried bark is ground for 8-10 min. This powder is stored in a glass or plastic bottle and is used for rheumatism, bone fracture, injury, and to heal wounds. One to two teaspoons (10-12 g) of this powder (at one time) is sprinkled on injuries or wounds 2-3 times per day for 5-6 days. Twenty grams of this powder is mixed with 2-3 tsp (15-20 mL) of Brassica oil, warmed slightly for 1-2 min. This paste (malum) is then applied to joints and fractures once daily for 8-10 days.

(d) 5 kg of fresh roots is washed 2-3 times in water and then cut into small 2-3-in. pieces. Then these roots are boiled in 15-25 cups (8 L) of water for 4-6 h. When only

3-4 cups (750-1000 mL) of water remains, it is filtered with a piece of cloth. This decoction is mixed with 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of flour (sooji), and 300-400 g of ghee (desi) and cooked for 25-30 min. This sweet meal (halwa) is then put in an airtight plastic or silver pot and given to patients suffering from rheumatism, internal wounds (ulcer), internal injuries, and back problems. For children, not used. For adults, 100-150 g of this sweet meal (at one time) is given daily before breakfast for 20-25 days.

Diseases Cured: Jaundice, rheumatism, injury, bone fracture, toothache, earache, eye diseases, skin diseases, mouth sores, throat pains, back pain, dysentery and liver disorder; to heal wounds; to purify blood; to calm intestines. Ethnobotanical Fruits are edible, leaves are used as fodder for goats and Uses: sheep, plant used for hedges and fencing, and also as firewood when dry; spines are used by young girls to pierce their ears and noses for ornaments. Phytochemicals: Alkaloids umbellatine, barberin, barbamine, _starch grains, and tannins [26]._

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