Correct, the most of the Bhringraj we saw during our AYurvedic herbal
botany training in Gujarat Ayurvedic Univ. many years ago ..were
growing near waste water pipes, esp if they leaked.... yuk...
Bringraj grows best with drip irrigation , slow but steady round the
clock water supply that drains away.. I tried it in my balcony with an
old shirodhara gazzette one summer/fall...
in your story... better the guru bring the herbs from the supposedly
clean forest ...
but, if she ate those sewer drain water watered herb, she would be
loaded up with toxins...
then she would be in deep fire having rescued herself from the frying
pan of having to walk to the guru...
On Oct 21, 2:43 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com
> Eclipta prostrata reminds me of our visit to Rudarpur on way to Nainital. We
> stayed for the night there while on way to Nainital at our cousin's place.
> Nearly half of the family went out early in the morning to seek an important
> herbal medicine from a a guru in a distant village. In the afternoon when
> they came back, I asked them about it, and the lady of the house told me
> that guru had given them a herb brought from a deep forest. She opened a
> knot of her dupatta and showed me the plant. I asked her to come along and
> showed her a number of plants of Eclipta prostrata growing along the sewer
> drain outside their wall. She was both astonished and happy.
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com
> > Dinesh ji
> > Your Trivia
> > (Meaning :unimportant matters or details/something of little value or
> > significance )
> > turned out to be important. A good discussion in the end due to the
> > contrasting meanings of species names
> > On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> >> Many thanks Mohina ji for sharing this plant.
> >> ... taking opportunity to put this trivia : *Eclipta prostrata* has one
> >> of its synonyms as *Eclipta erecta*.
> >> Regards.
> >> Dinesh