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Scientific name of Spreading hogweed: Boerhaavia Diffusa
Name in different languages:-
English: Tarvine, Red Spiderling
Sanskrit: Punarnava, Shothagni, Varshabhu
Hindi: Biskhapara, Gadahpurna, Gadha-cand, Shothagni
Malayalam: Thazhuthama തഴുതാമ, തമിഴാമ, പുനർനവ, ശോതാഗ്നി
Plant description of Spreading hog weed-
Common Hog Weed (Boerhaavia diffusa) is a spreading, prostrate herb, grows up to 75 cm., long trailing branches, Commonly found in deciduous forests, as a weed in plane areas, wasteland, roadsides etc. leaves are reddish green, oppositely arranged, simple, obtuse, ovate. Flowers are pink, 4 mm long, 4 to 10 together, found either in axillary or terminal, as umbels; flowering and fruiting is in between August to December, and seeds are sticky thus it can propagate through birds or animals.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, root
to treat hemorrhoid, cardiac problems, skin disorders, eye diseases, leucorrhoea etc., leaves are appetizers, useful in joint pains; Seeds are tonic expectorant, useful in lumbago, scabies, and good blood purifier.
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Spreading hogweed is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-