Oxalis corniculata Linn

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Family Name:

Oxalidaceae

Local Name/

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

Distribution:

Description:

Jundora, Khati booti, Threwaky/Indian sorrel

March-December

Common

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).

Family Name:

Oxalidaceae

Medicinal Uses: Collection:

Recipes:

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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Family Name:

Oxalidaceae

Ethnobotanical

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

Uses:

fodder for cattle, goats, and sheep.

Phytochemicals:

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:

Paeoniaceae

Local Name/

Mamaikh/Himalayan peony

English Name:

Flowering Period:

April-May

Status:

Common

Part Used:

Rhizomes, roots, and seeds

Habit/Habitat:

A small perennial gergarious herb, found in humus soil.

Distribution:

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

World: India, eastern Afghanistan.

Description:

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:

Collection:

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.

Recipes:

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.

Phytochemicals:

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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