Siddha/Tamil ► Attalaree.
Action ► Plant juice and rootstock— used in pneumonia, consumption, jaundice, fevers. Leaf— antispasmodic. Used for colic.
The leaves contain flavonoids— quercetin, rhamnetin, quercitrin, avic-ularin and rutin. Flowers contain pigments, delphinidin-3,5-diglucoside and cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside and quercetin.
The methanolic aqueous extract of the leaf gave a pure anthelmintic substance, a terpenoid (PGA). (The herb is used as an anthelmintic in Sudan.)
510 Polygonum hydropiper Linn.
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