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Mollugo cerviana  SER.


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Botanical Name


Mollugo cerviana SER.

English Name


Three-Stem Carpetweed, Parpadagam



Pharnaceum cerviana L.





General Info


An erect slender annual herb up to 20 cm tall, with slender, cylindrical stems, branches umbellate, the nodes thickened; roots aromatic. Leaves in dense whorls of 4 to 8 at each node, sessile or subsessile, often glaucous; radical leaves 6 to 13 mm long, spathulate or linear - spathulate. Flowers numerous, on stiff filiform pedicels to 1.2 cm long, usually in groups of 3 on long filiform axillary and terminal peduncles; sepals 2.5 mm long, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, with white membranous margins. Fruit (capsule) rounded, equaling the sepals, dehiscing into 3 broadly ovate emarginate valves; seeds numerous smooth, yellowish-brown, without tubercular points.

Herb Effects

The herb is cooling, diuretic, febrifuge, relieves thrist, burning sensation of the body, stomachic, aperient, antiseptic and stimulates the heart. Diaphoretic (flowers and tender shoots).


Active Ingredients

Orientin and vitexin (plant).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Orientin 28608-75-5 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphen
(hydroxyme thyl)oxa
C21H20O11 Click Here To Enlarge
Vitexin 521-33-5 4,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-h
roxymethyl )oxan-2-
C21H20O10 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

Reducing fever, as an antiseptic and stimulating the secretion of gastric juices (plant); gout and rheumatism (root); to relieve fevers (flowers and tender shoots). An infusion of the plant promotes lochial discharge and is considered a cure for gonorrhoea.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.



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