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Caper bush

Scientific name of caper bush: Capparis spinosa

Name of caper bush in different languages:-

English: Flinders rose, Capparis, Spiny caperbush

Sanskrit: Himsra, Kakadani

Hindi: Kabra कबरा

Malayalam: Cherukareeram, Capparo

Plant description:

It is a spiny, trailing shrub, many-branched perennial plant, commonly found in river banks to desert areas, the leaves are arranged alternately, ovate, fleshy, and bare large white or pinkish-white flowers are fragrant, and showy with long violet-colored stamens at the center.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Round Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 Orbicular-Circle-shaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

 

Useful plant parts:

Flower buds, leaf, roots and seeds

Medicinal uses:

To treat inflammation, rheumatism, strangury.

Chemical contents:

Flavonoids, rutin - quercetin 3-rutinoside, kaempferol 3-rhamnorutinoside, quercetin.

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

Lodhrasavam

Varanasavam

Dhanadanayanadi kashayam

Varanadi Kashayam

Diureston Tablet

Pathrina Tablets

Ureaze Tablets

Guduchyadi Tailam

Nisosiradi Thailam

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam

 

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