BOTANICAL NAME: Urgenia indica
ENGLISH NAME: Indian Squill
Hindi- Jangli pyaz, Jangalikanela, Kanela
Bengali- Banpiaaj, Janglipiaaj, Kande
Punjabi- Kachwassal, Phaphor
HABITAT: Bihar, Konkan, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur, Mandi of India.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: It is a small plant growing to a height of 1.5 to 2.5 feet. The leaves are radical, linear and acute. The flowers are small, pale green to white, very distant, on slender, laxly flowered racemes. The fruit is round, 0.5 to 0.8 inch in diameter having 6-8 flat seeds inside. The rhizome is round, fleshy, about 1-2 inch in diameter and brown in color. The plant is found all over India.
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MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Scillarenin, Scilliglaucosidins, Scillirosidins
- Localized swelling– The rhizome of Van plandu is made into paste and applied over the area effected with skin disease and localized swelling as part of treatment.
- Ascites– The fresh juice of rhizome of Indian sqill is given in a dose of 15-20 ml as part of treatment.
- Rhinitis and cough– The rhizome of Urginea indica is heated and the juice is extracted which is given in a dose of 15-20ml.
- Difficulty in micturition– The cold infusion of Vana plandu is given in a dose of 40-50 ml.
Pratishyaya Rhinitis Kasa Cough, Mutraghata Difficulty in micturition, Artavajanana Dysmenorrhea, Krimighana To treat intestinal worms.
USEFUL PART: Rhizome
DOSAGE: Powder- 150 to 200 mg, Cold infusion- 40-60 drops, Syrup – 30- 60 drops, Tincture – 5-30 drops