Changeri Dana ,(Oxalis Corniculata)

 
 
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Habitat:

Common in damp shady places, roadsides, plantations and lawns in India.

 

Description:

Oxalis Corniculata, It has a narrow, creeping stem that readily roots at the nodes. The trifoliate leaves are subdivided into three rounded leaflets and resemble a clover in shape. Some varieties have green leaves, while others, like Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea, have purple. The leaves have inconspicuous stipules at the base of each petiole. The fruit is a narrow, cylindrical capsule, 1 to 2 cm long and noteworthy for its explosive discharge of the contained, 1 mm long seeds.

 

Medicinal Uses:

Wood sorrel possesses various medicinal actions like anthelmintic, astringent, antiscorbutic, diuretic, stomachic, febrifuge and styptic.

The whole plant is edible and used in salads to be eaten raw.

Leaves and flowers are used as remedy for fever, influenza, diarrhea, traumatic injuries and urinary tract infections. Leaves also work as an antidote for poison such as snakebite, datura.

The infusion of this plant is useful remedy for hookworms and leaves extract can be used externally to apply on skin rashes and eruptions, insect bites and burns.