BOTANICAL NAME: Gloriosa superba
Bhavaprakash: Guduchyadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: Malabar glory lily, tiger’s claw
Kannada- Gouri gadde
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
कलिहारी तु हलिनी लाङ्गली शक्रपुष्प्यपि |
विशल्याग्निशिखानन्ता वह्निवक्त्रा च गर्भनुत् ||७१||
कलिहारी सरा कुष्ठशोफार्शोव्रणशूलजित् |
सक्षारा श्लेष्मजित्तिक्ता कटुका तुवरापि च |
तीक्ष्णोष्णा कृमिहृल्लघ्वी पित्तला गर्भपातिनी ||७२||
HABITAT: Found all over the India in temperate climate
Langali is a climber with soft stem. The leaves are about 6-8 inch long and 2-3 inch wide, shiny in nature. They are mainly alternately arranged, but they may be opposite, as well. They are somewhat lance-shaped and tipped with tendrils. The flowers are attractive with a combination of bright red and yellow colors and having finger like appearance. They are seen in the rainy season. The fruits are about 2-4 inch long with reddish seeds inside. The rhizome is fleshy and grows to a length of about 1 foot and 1-2 inch thick. It has an appearance like a plough.
|Laghu, teekshna||Ushna||Katu||Garbhapatak||Kaphavata shamak|
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MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Colchicine, gloriosine
- Scorpion Bite: Paste of its tuber is locally applied at the area of sting.
- Krimi: The powder of Langli is given with hot water.
- Aruchi: Dried powder of rhizome of Langli is used to improve appetite.
- Abortion: Local application of paste of Langli is applied over the umbilical area or given internally causes abortion by stimulating uterine muscles.
Krimi Worm infestation, Bastishoola Urinary bladder pain, Kushtha Skin disorders, Shotha Inflammation, Vrana Wounds, Aruchi Anorexia, Arsha Haemorrhoids
USEFUL PART: Rhizome
DOSAGE: Powder- 250 to 500 mg for therapeutic use, 3-6 gm as abortifacient
- Chitrakadi taila
- Munipile oil