Ayurveda and Science
Shalparni/शालपर्णी/Desmodium Gangeticum/Shal Leafed Bush
AYURVEDIC & MEDICINAL PLANTS
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.
Roots contain resin, alkaloids and an essential oil in minute quantities.