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Aquatic Rotula

Scientific name of Aquatic Rotula: Rotula Aquatica 

Name in different languages:-

Malayalam: Kallorvanchi- കല്ലൂർവഞ്ചി

Hindi: पाषाणभेद Pashanabhed

Sanskrit:  मूत्रल Mutrala, पाषाणभेदः Pashanabhedah

Tamil: செப்புநெரிஞ்சி Ceppunerinji

Plant Description of Aquatic Rotula

Aquatic rotula is native to India,  branching, under shrub usually grows up to 2 m tall with numerous short lateral arrested branchlets often rooting, aromatic, pinkish and glabrous, mostly found in the rocky riverbeds. Leaves are arranged alternately, or clusters, oblong to obovate or linear-oblong, entire or shallowly toothed, glabrescent or sparsed scabrous, ciliate along the margins, cuneate at base, obtuse or shortly apiculate at apex; petioles 0.3 cm long, greenish, sized up to 2 cm long and 0.5 cm wide, oblong, obtuse. 

Flowers pink or purplish, solitary  in terminal or axillary branches,  in few-flowered racemes. Stamens 5, exserted at the base of the corolla tube, with filaments up to 0.3 cm long and oblong-ovate anthers almost 0.2 cm in length. Fruits  are subglobose, orange-red drupes. Seeds oblong, albuminous.


Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Eliptic Margin-Entire Venation-reticulate
 Eliptic-oval-shaped-with-no-apex  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Tuberous root

Medicinal uses:

It is used in traditional medicine for kidney and bladder stones, the root of the plant tubers are useful in treating coughs, fever, poisonings heart diseases, blood disorders, ulcers.

Chemical content: 

Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Phenolic compounds, Amino acid, Proteins etc.

Medicinal properties:

The roots are bitter, astringent, cooling, diuretic, antirheumatic and laxative.

How to prepare medicines:

The root decoction is useful in the treatment of  bladder stones and sexually transmitted ailments.

Used as an ingredient in the preparationof the Ayurvedic medicines like:

Pushyanugam Gulika

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