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PHASEOLUS RADIATUS

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Linn. non-Roxb. & auct.

Vigna radiata (Linn.)

Family ► Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.

Habitat ► Extensively cultivated all over India.

English ► Greengram, Golden Gram.

Ayurvedic ► Mudga, Mungalya.

Unani ► Moong.

Siddha/Tamil ► Pattishai-payaru.

Action ► Used as a pulse. Soup is given as a diet to patients of enlarged liver and spleen, and after recovery from acute illness. A poultice of it is used for checking secretion of milk and reducing distention of the mammary glands.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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