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Ouret lanata (L.) Kuntze
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Aerva lanata
Family name: AMARANTHACEAE
English name: Mountain Knotgrass
Sinhala name: Polpala (පොල්පලා)
Polkudu pala (පොල්කුඩු පලා)
Tamil name: Ciru-Pulai
Ulinai
Sanskrit name: Ashmahabhedah
Bhadra
Gorakshaganja
Pashanabheda
Shatakabhedi
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: Aerva lanata (L.) Juss., (AMARANTHACEAE) Polpala / Polkudu pala Perennial herbs, (0.1-) 0.3-2 m tall, stem and branches cylindrical, more or less densely covered with whitish- or yellowish-tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, extipulate. Spikes sessile, stout, 0.4-1.5 (-2) 0.3-0.4 cm, silky white to creamy. Fertile flowers not subtended by modified sterile flowers. Flowers hermaprodite. Utricle about 1 mm, rotuned. Seed about 0.6-0.8 mm, black, and shining.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Leaves and Young stems
Treatment for: Gonorrhoea
Kidney disorders
Urethral discharge
Bladder and Kidney Stones
Sore throat
Eye Complaints
Snake Bites
Coughs
Boils
Parts used in Treatment: Whole Plant
Related Medical Properties: Reduces Pitta dosha
Diuretic & Demulcent
Anthelmintic
Lithontriptic
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