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Shalparni/शालपर्णी/Desmodium Gangeticum/Shal Leafed Bush


Shalparni Plant
Hindi Name: Shalparni
Sanskrit Name: Shalparni
English Name: Shal Leafed Bush
Latin Name: Desmodium gangetium DC
An erect branched undershrub with a short woody stem and numerous prostrate branches found throughout India as forest undergrowth in dry forests upto 900m elevation. Tender aerial parts of the plant are used in Ayurveda for various formulations.

Desmodium Gangeticum Medicinal Uses

Shalparni is a component of Dashmula group. Like other ingredients of Dashmula, it has a marked analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used as an important constituents in many

"Rasayana" formulations. Being a member of Dashmula group, it exhibits considerable analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Chemical Composition

Roots contain resin, alkaloids and an essential oil in minute quantities.

Effect on

Balances thridoshas.
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