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RESEDA LUTEOLA

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Family ► Resedaccae.

Habitat ► Indigenous to western Europe; grown in gardens in India.

English ► Dyer’s Rocket, Weld.

Action ► Plant—diuretic, diaphoretic, anthelmintic.

A luteolin glucoside, luteoloside, has been isolated from the fresh blossoms and outer parts of the plant. It has a low toxicity and mild influence on capillary resistance and possesses diuretic properties.

Reseda odorata Linn., known as Mignonette, is indigenous to North Africa and cultivated in gardens in India.

The herb is reported to allay irritation and ease pains. The seeds are applied externally as a resolvent. The

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