Salvinia cucullata Roxb

Family ► Salviniaceae; Azollaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India in shallow, freshwater lakes, ponds, ditches.

Ayurvedic ► Aakhukarni (Kerala). (Suggested by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth.)

Action ► Root—digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, anthelmintic. Used for epistasis, fever and colic. Also for dysuria, polyuria and skin diseases.

In Kerala, Merremia emarginata (Convolvulaceae) or Hemionitis arifo-lia (Cheilanthaceae) are used as Aakhu-karni.

Salvinia is an aquatic fern, rich in protein, minerals, chlorophyll and carotenoids. Its extract exhibited strong antifungal activity against Fusa-rium nivale.

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