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STELLARIA AQUATICA

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Family ► Caryophyllaceae.

Habitat ► Temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Uttar Pradesh at 1,200-2,400 m.

English ► Chickweed, Water Starwort.

Folk ► Budeolaa.

Action ► Leaves—decoction used in galactorrhoea.

Fresh plant contains an essential oil having 3-hydroxymethylfuran, alpha- pinene, limonene, n-hexanol, geran- iol, camphor, benzyl alcohol, guaia- col, cresol, eugenol and carvacrol as the major constituents.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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