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NERVILIA ARAGOANA

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Gaudich.

Synonym ► Pogonia flabelliformis Lindl.

Family ► Orchidaceae.

Habitat ► Tropical Himalayas from Garhwal eastwards at altitudes of 1,200-1,500 m and in Bihar, Konkan, North Kanara and Travancore.

Ayurvedic ► Padmachaarini, Shankhaaluka. (Sthala Kamala is a doubtful synonym.)

Action ► Astringent, diuretic (used in dysuria).

A decoction of leaves is given after parturition.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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