Linn.Family ► Oxalidaceae.Habitat ► Temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim from 2,500 to 4,000 m and Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.English ► Common Wood-Sorrel.Ayurvedic ► Chaangeri (related species).Folk ► Tinpatiyaa, Amrul.Action ► Diuretic and refrigerant. Used for urinary affections and fevers. (Sorrel is equated with Rumex acetosa Linn.)Aerial parts gave 2″-O-(beta-D-glu- copyranosyl) isovitexin. The whole flowering plant contains 0.3-1.25% oxalic acid (high in fresh leaves and roots).
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