Family ► Ceratophyllaceae.
Habitat ► All over India from temperate to tropics, in ponds and lakes.
English ► Coontail, Hornwort.
Ayurvedic ► Shaivaala (also equated with Vallisneria spiralis Linn., Hydrocharitaceae), Jalnili, Jalaja.
Siddha/Tamil ► Velampasi.
Action ► Purgative, antibilious, antibacterial.
The herb is rich in protein, calcium and magnesium; contains ferre-doxin and plastocyanin. EtOH (50%) extract—antimicrobial.
Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb. 139
Dosage ► Whole plant—10-20 ml juice; 50-100 ml decoction. (CCRAS.)
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