Oxalis corniculata Linn

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Local Name/

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



Jundora, Khati booti, Threwaky/Indian sorrel



Whole plant

Herb, mostly grows in shady waste places and in cultivated lands in loamy soil.

Pakistan: Found throughout all four provinces. World: Cosmopolitan.

A prostrate herb up to 6 in. in height. Stem creeping, herbaceous, branched, and green. Leaves compound, 3-5 leaflets, petiolate, obcordate, entire, pale green. Flowers yellow, pedicellate in umbels. Fruit capsule, pubescent with brown seeds (Fig. 3.63).

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Medicinal Uses: Collection:


Diseases Cured:

125 g of fresh plant material is collected daily by men, women, and children 12-40 years old, in summer (March-September), then cleaned and washed in water 2-3 times.

125 g of fresh plant material is ground daily for 6-7 min; 1 cup of (250 mL) of water is also mixed. Then it is strained with a cloth and given to patients suffering from stomach disorders, liver, and intestinal/stomach inflammation. For children, % cup (125 mL) of decoction (at one time) is given once daily, in the morning, for 4-5 days. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of decoction (at one time) is given once daily, in the morning, for 10-15 days. Two to 3 tsp (15-20 mL) of fresh juice (at one time) is applied 2-3 times per day on external wounds caused by injury, for 3-4 days, to kill germs and to stop bleeding from wounds.

Stomach disorders; intestinal, liver, and stomach inflammation; wound healing; to stop bleeding; and to kill germs.


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Young leaves are used like spinach (sag). It is also used as


fodder for cattle, goats, and sheep.


Vitamin C, carotene, calcium, tartaric acid, citric acid,

malic acid, crystalline principal, oxalate of potash

and oxalic acids [56] .

3.4.46 Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle

Family Name:


Local Name/

Mamaikh/Himalayan peony

English Name:

Flowering Period:




Part Used:

Rhizomes, roots, and seeds


A small perennial gergarious herb, found in humus soil.


Pakistan: Dir, Chitral, Hazara, Murree, Kaghan, and Naran.

World: India, eastern Afghanistan.


A small perennial herb. Leaves biternate or ternate, gla

brous; lamina pale on undersurface, decurrent; median

segment deeply 3-incised, the lateral segments elliptic-

lanceolate or lanceolate. Flowers solitary, axillary; three

to five seeds, large, globose-ovoid, minutely rugose,

brown-black, bright scarlet red when unripe (Fig. 3.64).

Medicinal Uses:


Tubers are collected by young childrens and women 20-40

years old, washed in water 2-3 times, and dried for

15-20 days in the shade.


100 g of dried tubers is ground into a fine powder and

cooked in desighee. This paste is used to cure rheuma-

tism, backaches, and as a tonic. For children, 1 tsp

(5 mL) and 1 cup (250 mL) of paste (at one time) is given

in the morning for 10-20 days. For adults, 1 cup (250

mL) of the paste (at one time) is given once daily for

10-20 days.

Diseases Cured:

Rheumatism and backache; also used as a tonic.


Oxalic acid, tannins, paeoninol and paeonin C, oligostil-

bene and monoterpene galactoside, 4-hydroxybenzoic

acid 3, gallic acid 4, and methyl gallate [52, 58].

acid 3, gallic acid 4, and methyl gallate [52, 58].

Fig. 3.64 Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle

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  • Kenneth
    Which part used in medicinal oxalis corniculeta?
    3 years ago

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