Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H.Wolff
|Synonym :|| Apium involucratum Roxb.
Pimpinella involucrata(Roxb.)Wight & Arn.
Ptychotis roxburghiana DC.
|Bangla Name :||Chanu|
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|Disease :||Anthelmintic, antigout, antimicrobial, cardiotonic, carminative, condiment, digestive, emmenagogue,|
|Description :||Plants caulescent; stems 15-70 cm tall, sympodially branched. Leaves alternate, ternately-pinnate or1-2 pinnate, ultimate divisions linear-oblong to lanceolate, entire to lobed, 3-10 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, apex narrowly acute to acuminate; petioles sheathing, 0.5-1.5 cm long. Involucral bracts 2-5, linear-lanceolate, 3-10 mm long, acute; rays 3-9, 1-2.5 cm long; involucel bractlets 5-8, 2-3 mm long; pedicels 5-15, 2-6 mm long; sepals absent; petals white or pink. Ovary ovoid.Fruit ovoid, 1-2 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, hirtellous; ribs prominent; vittae large.|
|Chemical Constituents :||Seeds yield 3% essential oil containing d-limonene; sedanenolide and 3-n-Buphthalide. Myristicic acid, 8-hydroxy- 5-methoxypsoralen and umbelliferone from seeds. Fruits yield a number of furocoumarins. Glucoside apin in the essential oil contracts gravid|
|Uses :||This plant is used in Anthelmintic, antigout, antimicrobial, cardiotonic, carminative, condiment, digestive, emmenagogue, stimulant, stomachic, Dyspepsia, gastric disorder, diarrhea, abdominal spasm (colic), asthma, bronchitis cough, common cold, dyspepsi|