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Ayurvedic Herb: (Javasa)

Camel Thorn - Alhagi camelorum

Sanskrit Name:Javasa
Hindi Name:Yavas
English Name:Camel Thorn
Latin Name:Alhagi camelorum
Description:Camel thorn is a noxious green shrub to 1 (2) m tall, with simple leaves, many thorny branches, and an extensive root system. Plants spread rapidly by clonal vegetative reproduction from vigorous rhizomes. SEEDLINGS: Lack thorns.
FLOWERS: June-July. Two-6 short-stalked flowers are produced alternately along each thorn branchlet axis. Flowers pea-like, with magenta to pink petals 8-9 mm long. FRUITS and SEEDS: July-August. Pods (loments) reddish-brown at maturity, slender, often curved, 1-3 cm long, constricted between seeds, and often tipped with a small spine.
Dosha:Pacifies Vata and Pitta. It is also a Kapha expectorant.
Usage:The whole plant is diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant and laxative. An oil from the leaves is used in the treatment of rheumatism. The flowers are used in the treatment of piles. It is also used in vomiting, stomachache and constipation. The juice of leaves is instilled in nose in headache.

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