Pimpinella diversifolia Wall DC

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Family Name:


Local Name/

Tarpakhi, Sonf/Anise

English Name:

Flowering Period:

August-S eptember



Part Used:

Whole plant


A small herb, mostly grows in waste places within grass in

fertile loam.


Pakistan: Swat, Kurram, Hazara, Chitral, Gilgit, Murree

Hills, and Kashmir. World: Found throughout Himalayas,

China, India, Nepal, and Burma.


A small herb up to 1 m tall. Stem erect, branched, herba-

ceous, and green. Leaves young undivided, simple, with

serrate margin; older are more finally cut and pinnate.

Flowers yellowish-white, small, numerous in umbal.

Fruit small and oval-shaped (Fig. 3.68).

Medicinal Uses:


1 kg of fresh plant material is collected in late summer

(August-October) by men and women 20-40 years old,

cleaned, dried in shade for 6-7 days, and then stored in

cotton sacks.



Pimpinella Diversifolia
Fig. 3.68 Piminella diversifolia (Wall) D.C

Family Name:



Diseases Cured:


Uses: Phytochemicals:

125 g of dried plant material Pimpinella diversifolia and 2-3 tsp (15-20 g) common salt are ground together and stored in a glass or plastic bottle; given to patients suffering from indigestion, abdominal swelling, leucor-rhoea, gas trouble, and stomach disorders. For children, 1 tsp (4-5 g) of powdered drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of water twice daily(morning-evening) for 8-10 days. For adults, 2-3 tsp (10-15 g) of powdered drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) water twice daily (morning before breakfast, evening at bedtime) for 8-10 days.

Gas trouble, indigestion, abdominal swelling, leucorrhoea, and stomach disorders.

Fresh leaves and twigs are used in chutneys and curries to improve taste and as a carminative agent.

Essential oil, santene, a-pinene, monoterpene, myrcene, sesquiterpene, geranyl acetate, carvon, pulegone, a-terpinol, terpinolic acid, coumarins, ammirin, and oxypeucedanin [55]._

Fig. 3.69 Pistacia chinensis Bge

Fig. 3.69 Pistacia chinensis Bge

Pimpinella Diversifolia

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