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NEPTUNIA OLERACEA

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Synonym ► N. prostrata Baill.

Family ► Mimosaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India, in tanks.

Ayurvedic ► Lajjaalu (var.), Alam- bushaa. (Provisional synonyms.)

Siddha ► Sadai, Sundaikkirai.

Folk ► Paani-lajak (Punjab).

Action ► Astringent, refrigerant.

Mimosa pudica Linn. is the accepted source of the classical herb Lajjaalu. It is used as astringent and styptic.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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