Pimpinella diversifolia Wall DC

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

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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