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Synonym ► D. arvensis Forsk. Desmochaeta muricata (L.) DC.

Family ► Amaranthaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the plains of India, as a weed in cultivated fields.

Ayurvedic ► Katthinjara, Kunanjara.

Siddha/Tamil ► Thoyya-keerai.

Folk ► Lat-mahuriaa, Lahsuvaa.

Action ► Astringent, antibilious. Laxative in large doses. Flowers and seeds—diuretic; given for urinary discharges.

The plant contains alpha-and beta- spinasterol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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