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Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
Genus: Canscora
Botanical name: Canscora alata
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Sankhini, Sanhkapushpi
Hindi: Sankhaphuli
English: Winged-Stem Canscora, Canscora
Malayalam: Kanjankora
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Winged-Stem Canscora is a small erect annual herb grows up to 50 cm in height. It has four-winged stems and branches. Leaves are simple ovate or lanceolate, acute, sessile, prominently three-nerved. Flowers are white with long stalks in lax terminal cymes. Fruits are cylindrical, membranous capsules. Seeds are very small, powder-like, brown in colour and reticulate.
The whole plants of Winged-Stem Canscora is used for abdominal disorders, epilepsy, pain, worms, skin diseases and general debility.
Winged-Stem Canscora
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