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Golden eyed grass

Scientific name of Golden eyed grass: Curculigo Orchioides

Name of Golden eyed grass in different languages:

English: Xian mao, weevil-wort, black musli, Kali Musli

Sanskrit: Thalamooli, Thalapthrika, Varagi

Hindi: Kalimusli, Musli, Nelpatha

Malayalam: Nilappana നിലപ്പന

Plant description:

Golden eye-grass or Nilappana(Curculigo orchioides) is a small perennial herb, leaves are lanceolate, radical, strongly nerved, clustered and sized 10 to 15 cm long and 2 cm wide, Perianth is yellow, rhizome up to 15 cm long, oblong and black peripheral, flowers are in racemes, solitary or 3 to 5; yellow in colour, flowering and fruiting is in between June and December.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Linear Margin-Entire Venation-parallel

 Margin_Entire  Venation-Parallel

Useful plant parts:

Rhizomes, leaf

Medicinal uses:

To treat jaundice, swelling, feminine diseases like over menstruation, pain, vaginal disorders, burning sensation while urinating.

Chemical content:

Curculigosides, orchioides

How to prepare medicines:

Golden eyed-grass is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Muslikhadiradi Arishtam

Gandharvahasthadi Kashayam

Shankhpushpi Oil

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