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Pedalium murex , Land Caltrops, Bada Gokshur
Pedalium murex fruit

Pedalium murex

Land Caltrops, Bada Gokshur
Family: Pedaliaceae
Origin: India
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Pedalium murex is a medicinal plant used in Ayurveda. It is a creeper that is about 2 to 3 ft having branches spread all over, leaves are of irregular shape. Flowers are yellow. Fruits are round and possess 5 to 12 compartments and each compartment contains a seed. The seeds contain aromatic oil. The plant flowers in early winter followed by fruiting. The fruit contains certain alkaloids, helps in suppressing pain and inflammation, has a good effect on the respiratory and digestive system; aphrodisiac agent.

Close related species - Uncarina grandidieri.




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