Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pankaj Oudhia’s Notes on Polygala crotalarioides Buch.-Ham. ex DC. [Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, and Baman Das Basu. "Indian Medicinal Plants." Indian Medicinal Plants. (1918)].

Pankaj Oudhia’s Notes on Polygala crotalarioides Buch.-Ham. ex DC. [Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, and Baman Das Basu. "Indian Medicinal Plants." Indian Medicinal Plants. (1918)].

Pankaj Oudhia

Introduction

Based on Ethnobotanical surveys since year 1990 in different parts of India Pankaj Oudhia has documented vital information about Medicinal Plants mentioned in the famous publication by Kirtikar and Basu (1918). Through this research document Pankaj Oudhia has tried to present original document with additional notes. For complete paper with pictures, Interactive Tables, Video and Audio clips please visit pankajoudhia.com


For original publication by Kirtikar and Basu (1918) please visit https://archive.org/details/indianmedicinalp01kirt


112. Polygala erotalarioides, Ham. H.F.B.I.,
i. 201.

Vern. : — Lil Kathi (San tali).

Habitat : — Common in Simla, in rock-crevices. Temperate
Himalaya, from Chamba Hill to Siklnm, Khasia Mts.

A perennial, densely hairy herb. Rootstock woody, often
tuberous. Stems thick, short, decumbent. Branches long,
spreading. Leaves nearly sessile, ovate or oblong-ovate,
\-2 in. Bracts sessile. Flowers purple, crowded in axillary
racemes. Calyx persistent. Keel-petal crested. Capsule
heart-shaped, fringed. Seeds hairy. Strophiole, with 2 small
ovate appendages.

Parts used : — The entire plant and the root. [Pankaj Oudhia’s Comment: All parts are used as medicine.]

Use :— Used medicinally by the natives in catarrhal
affections ; deserving of further attention. (Ph. Ind., p. 29.)



Royle states that the plant was sent to him with the infor-
mation that the root was employed as a cure for snake-bite
by the hill people of the Himalaya. This fact is of interest,
since P. Senega is similarly used in South America (Watt.)

[Pankaj Oudhia’s Comment: In over 26000 Herbal Formulations used for vitality specially for the patients recovering from exhaustive diseases Polygala is added as tertiary ingredient. In over 10000 Formulations for different types of Allergies Polygala is added as quinary ingredient. In treatment of different types of herbal drug toxicities over 18000 Formulations are used in which Polygala plays important role. For details please see Tables Polygala-1 to Polygala-120 for details.]

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Citation

Oudhia, Pankaj (2013). Pankaj Oudhia’s Notes on Polygala crotalarioides Buch.-Ham. ex DC. [Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, and Baman Das Basu. "Indian Medicinal Plants." Indian Medicinal Plants. (1918)]. www.pankajoudhia.com


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