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DESCURAINIA SOPHIA

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(Linn.) Webb ex Prantl.

Synonym ► Sisymbrium sophia L.

Family ► Brassicaceae.

Habitat ► Temperate Himalaya from Kashmir to Kumaon at 2,200-4,100, also in eastern Himalaya.

English ► Flix Weed, Flax Weed.

Action ► Leaf and flower—astringent, antiscorbutic. Seed—expectorant, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, antidysenteric. Aerial parts— antiviral, hypoglycaemic.

The plants has been used externally for ulcers, seeds are used as substitute or adulterant of the seeds of Sisymbrium iro Linn. (The source of Khaakasi, Khubb, Tukhm-e-Shahuh, Khuubkalaan of Unani medicine, known as Hedge Mustard or London Rocket.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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