Habitat Kashmir and Kumaon

Ayurvedic ► Gojihvaa, Kharpatraa, Darvipatraa, Vrishjihvaa.

Unani ► Gaozabaan (related species).

Siddha/Tamil ► Ununjil.

Action ► Cooling, astringent, diuretic, cardiac tonic. Used for cold,

Operculina turpethum (Linn.) Silva Manso.

cough, bronchial affections; insomnia, depression, mental exhaustion; constipation, misperistalsis, jaundice; dysuria, urethral discharges; fevers.

The name Gaozaban is applied to six different plants, belonging to five genera. According to The Wealth ofIn-dia, Gaozaban is derived not from this plant but from Anchusa strigosa Labill, which occurs in Iran. Kashmiri Gaoz-aban is derived from Macrotomia ben-thamii. Coccinia glauca is also used as Gojihvaa.

Borage has been equated with Bora-go officinalis Linn. (Boraginacea.).

Dosage ► Dried leaves and stems, flowers—3-6 g powder.

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