Folk Karadu Maharashtra

Action ► Roots—diuretic. Used for urinary discharges and dys-menorrhoea. Seeds—deobstruent, resolvent, diuretic (used in strangury and sexual debility). Powdered plant is applied locally on infections of the genitals and on burns.

Key application ► Seed in dysuria and impotency. (The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.)

A benzoxazine glucoside, blephar-

in, has been isolated from seeds, and a saponin, which on hydrolysis gave lupeol.

Dosage ► Dried seed—3-6 g powder. (API Vol. IV.)

94 Blepharis linariaefolia Pers.

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