Ceratophyllum demersum Linn

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.)

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Herbs 101

Herbs 101

Learn what you can do with herbs! How to Plant, Grow, and Cook with Natural Herbs. Have you always wanted an herb garden but didn't know how to get started? Do you want to know more about growing your own herbs in the privacy of your home and using them in a variety of cooking?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment