E-HERBARIA

  • Name : Utangan Shikhi Sunishannaka
  • English Name :
  • Scientific Name :Blepharis edulis

Habitat:

It is found in Punjab, Western Rajasthan and Malwa region of MP.1

Morphology Description :

A small, grey-pubescent or nearly glabrous perennial herb; the stem is rigid with 4 leaves in each node. Flowers are blue in colour. Capsules contain 2 seeds.

Parts Used:           Seed

Phytochemistry:

Allantoin, Blepharin, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, sterols, terpenes ,phenolic compounds and saponins.2

Pharmacological Actions:

Blepharis edulis, Pers. is traditionally used for gastrointestinal, respiratory and inflammatory disorders.2

The primary pharmacological actions of its therapeutic seeds are summarized as under:

Respiratory System:  

i. The seeds possess spasmolytic and bronchodilatory activities mediated possibly through CCB (Calcium Channel Blocking).2

Cardiovascular System:  

i. Possesses antiplatelet activity.2  

Reproductive System: 

i. Possesses potent aphrodisiac activity; produces a significant and sustained increase in hormonal levels of testosterone in males without any adverse effects.1

Indications:

 Male Infertility

References:

1. Pande M, Pathak A. Investigation of Aphrodisiac Potential of Blepharis edulis Linn. (Utangan) Claimed By Tribals of Malwa Region of Madhya Pradesh. International Journal of ChemTech Research. 2009; 1(3): 769-776.

2. Saqib F, Janbaz KH, et al. Ethnopharmacological studies on antispasmodic, bronchodilator and antiplatelet aggregation activities of Blepharis edulis , Pers. Asian Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences. 2012; 1(1): 33-45.

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