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Aquatic Rotula

Aquatic Rotula, Kallorvanchi

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 to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines

Pushyanugam Gulika

Click to find the scientific studies of Aquatic rotula: 

http://www.ijddr.in/drug-development/effect-of-rotula-aquatica-lour-on-ethyleneglycol-inducedurolithiasis-in-rats.pdf

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