Virgins Mantle

The Scientific name of Virgins Mantle: Fagonia cretica

Name of Virgins Mantle in different languages:-

English: Virgins Mantle, Khorasan thorn

Sanskrit: Duralaba, Dwanyasa, Thamaramoola, Sookshma pathra

Hindi: Damahan, Dhamaasa, Dhanhare

Tamil: Tulganari

Malayalam: Dwanyasam-ധന്വയാസം

Plant description:

It is commonly growing in plain areas of Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Ganga basin areas as a weed, grows up to 40 cm, thin branched spreading to all sides, covered with full thorns, leaves are thin, needle-shaped arranged opposite, 1 to 3 pinnate, length up to 12 mm and 2.5 mm wide. Flowers are pink, five-petaled, petiole up to 12 mm long, flowering period is Oct-Nov.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, root, the whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat Breast Cancer, Vata and Kapha disorders, Asthma, Fever, Vomiting, Liver problems, bronchial problems, Gastric problems, Toothache, and enhanced urination.

Chemical contents:

Harmin, Oleanane

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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