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MARSILEA MINUTA

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Family ► Marsileaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India as a weed in marshy places.

Ayurvedic ► Sunishannaka, Parnaka, Vastika-parnika, Swastika, Cha- tushpatri, Susunishaak, Chaupaitra.

Action ► Sedative. Used in insomnia and in the treatment of epilepsy and behavioral disorders.

The most active anti-epileptic principle is marsilin (1-triacontanol cero- tate).

Dosage ► Whole plant—10-20 ml juice. (CCRAS.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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