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SALSOLA KALI

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Family ► Chenopodiaceae.

Habitat ► North-West Himalayas and Kashmir.

English ► Glass-Wort, Russian Thistle, Prickly-Saltwort.

Ayurvedic ► Sarjikaa, Katol, Laanaa- buuti, Sajji-buuti.

Unani ► Ushnaan, Ghaajuraan.

Folk ► Barilla.

Action ► Plant—cathartic. Juice of fresh plant and seed-vessels—a potent diuretic. Ash of the plant is used in Unani medicine.

Alcoholic extract of the plant showed antimicrobial activity against Salmonella paratyphi and Serratia marcescens.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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