Siddha Tamil Akasa thammarai

Action ► Flower—antifungal. Used in skin diseases.

The plant gave stigmasterol, roots gibberellins, flowers delphinidin glu-coside.

The leaves contain a good amount of protein (18% on dry wt basis). The content of water soluble pectins in leaf, petiole and root is: 1.3-5.8,1.5-7.2 and 1.0-2.5% respectively.

Research shows that Water-Hyacinth can be used as a source to remove minerals, organic substances and even heavy metals like Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn and Ni present as pollutants from domestic or industrial effluents. It can also remove

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