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Pankaj Oudhia’s Notes on Dolichos biflorus L. [Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, and Baman Das Basu. "Indian Medicinal Plants." Indian Medicinal Plants. (1918)].

Pankaj Oudhia’s Notes on Dolichos biflorus L. [Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, and Baman Das Basu. "Indian Medicinal Plants." Indian Medicinal Plants. (1918)].

 

Pankaj Oudhia

 

Introduction

 

Based on Ethnobotanical surveys since year 1990 in different parts of India Pankaj Oudhia has documented vital information about Medicinal Plants mentioned in the famous publication by Kirtikar and Basu (1918). Through this research document Pankaj Oudhia has tried to present original document with additional notes. For complete paper with pictures, Interactive Tables, Video and Audio clips please visit pankajoudhia.com

 

 

For original publication by Kirtikar and Basu (1918) please visit https://archive.org/details/indianmedicinalp01kirt

 

 

 

393. Dolichos biflorus, Linn., h.f.b.l, ii. 210,

Roxb. 563.

 

Sans. : — Kulatha.

 

Vern. : — Kalatt, kulat, barat, gulatti (Pb.) ; Koolthee (H.) ;

Woolawooloo (Tarn.); Kurti-kalai (B.) ; Horec (Santal) ; Gahat,

kalath, knlthi (Kumaon) ; Wulawalli, ulava {Tel.) ; Hurali, hurli

(Kan.).

 

Habitat : — Himalayas to Ceylon.

 

An annual downy climber, rarely glabrescent. Stipules

basifixed, Jin. lanceolate, scariose ; leaflets entire, membranous,

ovate, acute, l-2in. long, at first finely pilose on the faces.

Flowers 1-3 together in the axils of the leaves ; without a com-

mon peduncle. Calyx ^in., downy, teeth long, lanceolate, setace-

ous, much exceeding the tube. Corolla yellow, i-fin. long.

Keel narrow, obtuse, rather shorter than the standard. Style

filiform, minutely penicillate round the stigma, not bearded

down the edge. Pod downy, 1J-2 by £-}in., much recurved,

tipped with the persistent style. 5-6 seeds.

 

Use : — The seeds are used medicinally in the Punjab.

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450 INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS.

 

(Stewart). The decoction is used by Native females in leucorr-

ha3a and menstrual derangements ; it is also given to parturient

females to promote discharge of the lochia (S. Arjun). [Pankaj Oudhia’s Comment: I have collected information about over 25,000 Traditional Herbal Formulations in which Kulthi plant parts are added as primary ingredient. These Formulations are used in treatment of Gynecologcial diseases. Please see Table Kulth-1 to Kulth-20 for details.]

 

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Sanskrit writers recommend the use of the pulse as a demul-

cent in calculous affections, [Pankaj Oudhia’s Comment: I have collected information about over 55,000 Traditional Herbal Formulations in which Kulthi plant parts are added as tertiary ingredient. These Formulations are used in treatment of Renal Calculi. Please see Table Kulth-21 to Kulth-40 for details.]cough [Pankaj Oudhia’s Comment: I have collected information about over 8,000 Traditional Herbal Formulations in which Kulthi plant parts are added as nonary ingredient. These Formulations are used in treatment of Respiratory Diseases. Please see Table Kulth-41 to Kulth-50 for details.], etc. Its employment is said

to reduce corpulence. The wild variety is said to be particularly

serviceable in eye diseases (Dutt).

 

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Citation

 

Oudhia, Pankaj (2013). Pankaj Oudhia’s Notes on Dolichos biflorus L. [Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, and Baman Das Basu. "Indian Medicinal Plants." Indian Medicinal Plants. (1918)]. www.pankajoudhia.com

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