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Asteracantha Longifolia

(Common name:- Kokilaksha)

Classification

Asteracantha Longifolia

Asteracantha is a common plant found throughout in India. It belongs to the acanthaceae family and its common name is kokilaksha.

History

Asteracantha is a common plant found throughout in India. It belongs to the acanthaceae family and its common name is kokilaksha.

Asteracantha is a common plant found throughout in India. It belongs to the acanthaceae family and its common name is kokilaksha.

It is a wonderful herbal plant which helps in enhancing carnal activity and libido in humans.

Plant Description

Kokilaksha is an annual herb that grows upto the height of 60 cms. The plantís stem is square and hairy and thickened at the nodes.

The bark is dark brown in colour while the leaves are elliptic-lanceolate and hispid.

The flowers of this herb are violet and somewhat purple-blue. The fruit is oblong, linear, glabrous and about 1cm long containing seeds which are spherical hairy and brown in colour.

Cultivation

Kokilaksha is normally found on wet and moist lands. The plant flowers in the month of September and March.


Parts Used

Roots, stems and seeds.

Constituents

Seeds of this herb contain tenacious mucilage and potassium salts.

Uses

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