Local Name/English Name: Flowering Period: Status: Part Used: Habit/Habitat:
Papra, Pit papra, Shatara/Fumitory
An annual herb, found as weed in wheat fields and in waste places in clay loam. Pakistan: Sind, Balouchistan, Hazara, Kurram Agency, Swat, and Kashmir. World: West Asia and also introduced everywhere. A small annual, diffuse, and much branched herb up to 1 ft in height. Stem erect, branched, herbaceous, soft and green, with watery juice. Leaves simple, green, narrow, flat, much divided, segmented, and grayish-green. Flowers small, pale pink, pedicellated, born on short racemes up to 2 cm long. Fruit rounded, globose, one-seeded nutlets (Fig. 3.50).
Family Name: Fumariaceae
Collection: 1 kg of fresh plant material is collected by men and women 20-40 years old, in summer (MarchJune). Then it is cleaned, washed in water 2-3 times, and dried in shade for 6-7 days.
Recipes: (a) 250 g of dried plant material is ground for
6-7 min. This powder is then stored in a glass or plastic bottle and given to patients suffering from skin infections, pimples, lesions, and constipation and to purify blood. For children, xh tsp (5-6 g) of drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of water twice daily (morning-evening) for 7-8 days. For adults, 2 tsp (12-15 g) of drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 10-15 days. (b) 250 g of dried plant material is boiled in 3-4 cups (750-1000 mL) of water for 10-15 min; 4-5 tsp (50 g) of sugar is mixed in. When 2 cups (500 mL) of water is left, it is strained with a piece of cloth, and the decoction is stored in a glass bottle; given to patients suffering from fever, constipation, or skin infections and to purify blood. For children, 1-2 tsp (8-10 mL) of decoction (at one time) is given 2-3 times per day for 4 days. For adults, 2 tsp (12-15 mL) of decoction (at one time) is given 2-3 times per day for 6-7 days.
Diseases cured: Fever, constipation, pimples, lesions, skin infec tions and to purify blood.
Phytochemicals: Fumaric acid, fumarine (alkaloid) and a crystal line organic base, isoquinoline; paprafumine, paprarine, papraline, and secophthalideisoqui-noline [30, 49].
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