Persicaria hydropiper from Manali

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 27, 2010, 11:33:12 PM5/27/10
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Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach (syn: Polygonum hydropiper L.) from Manali Himachal Pradesh growing in wet places and standing waters, along streams and drains, photographed on October 22, 2009.
Eng: Water pepper; Pepper-wort
Beng: Packur mul, pani-maricha

Used as flavouring, stimulant, diuretic. Liquid extract of herb used as oral contraceptive, infusion used in uterine disorders. Bruised leaves and seeds used as vesicant like mustard poultice. Powder of dried herb used as fish poison. Yields dye and an essential oil.

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tanay bose

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May 28, 2010, 12:26:53 AM5/28/10
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Seen a huge number of this plant around Duadhar Falls in Bhedaghat in Madhya Pradesh
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Ritesh Choudhary

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May 28, 2010, 2:25:06 AM5/28/10
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Nice catch Sir!
The leaves of this plant is peppery in taste hence not liked by the
insects. I've seen some ethnic people of Arunachal Pradesh using the
dried plant as insect repellent for protecting their clothes.

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Ritesh.
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