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GLOSSOCARDIA BOSVALLIA

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Synonym ► G. linearifolia Cass.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Plains of Northern and Western India and Deccan Peninsula.

Ayurvedic ► Parpata (substitute). (Fumaria parvifolora Linn., Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lam synonym Oldenlandia corymbosa Linn., Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser., Justicia procumbens Linn., Polycarpea corymbosa Lam are also used as Parpata for fevers.)

Siddha ► Parapalanamu.

Action ► Used as emmenagogue.

The essential oil from the plant is antimicrobial, that from flowers an- thelmintic.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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