Re: Ethno-pharmacology and Ethno botany, Yarrow and other Indian herbs [efloraofindia:68411] Re: Garden plant for ID 280411MK3

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Rakesh Biswas

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Apr 30, 2011, 12:48:14 AM4/30/11
to Ushadi micromini, Gurcharan Singh, efloraofindia, ravi shankar
Thanks Usha di and others for this interesting discussion.

As you describe the tongue numbing effects of Yarrow ( Achillea Millefolium ) i am reminded of another common Indian herb called Gurmar ( Gymnema Sylvestre ) whose tongue numbing effects i have myself had the occasion to taste and interestingly both these have been purportedly utilized as anti-diabetics although i am not sure if there is any hard ethno-pharmacological evidence to suggest any effect of benefit.

I am copying this to my friend Dr Ravi Shankar with an interest in ethno pharmacology for his inputs.

regards,

rakesh

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 8:16 AM, Ushadi micromini <micromi...@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Gurucharan ji:
thank you for the feed back...
verification from someone like is very important  for people like me
when they are learning...
Usha di


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On Apr 30, 6:24 am, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes Usha di
> Achillea millefolium, the cultivar perhaps ;Summer Pastels'
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:48 PM, Ushadi micromini <microminipho...@gmail.com
>
> > wrote:
> > Dear All:  I think this is YARROW.
>
> > The leaves and the flower umbelliform remind me of a pink garden
> > cultivar of Yarrow.... Achillea millefolium....
> > a variety is endemic to Himalayas also... Yarrow is a very important
> > plant in herbal remedies... I have experienced one variety growing in
> > the grass meadow in NY which had leaves if chewed made cough disappear
> > and mouth and tongue go numb for about half hour...
> > Muthuji: do you have closer /better pictures of the leaves... they
> > tend to be lacy ..in laymen's term...
>
> > Scent is in flowers, stems, and leaves....of Yarrow...
>
> > Regards, Usha di
> > =============
>
> > On Apr 28, 3:30 pm, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Dear all,
> > > Please help to identify this plant in a garden at Kotagiri, Nilgiris.
> > Could
> > > this be any Apiaceae?
>
> > >  *Date/Time-*
>
> > > 09-04-2011 / 04:30 PM
>
> > > *Location- Place, Altitude, GP*
>
> > > ca.2000asl; Kotagiri, TN
>
> > > *Habitat-** Garden**/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-*
>
> > > garden
>
> > > *Plant Habit-*
> > > herb
>
> > > *Height/Length-*
>
> > > 30 - 50 cm long
>
> > > *Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-*
>
> > > ca.12 x 4 cm
>
> > > *Inflorescence Type/ Size-*
>
> > > terminal umbel; 8-10 cm across
>
> > > *Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-*
>
> > > 0.5-0.7 cm across
>
> > > *Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- *
>
> > > *Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- *
>
> > > --
> > > Muthu Karthick, N
> > > Care Earth Trust
> > > #15, second main road,
> > > Thillai ganga nagar,
> > > Chennai - 600 061
> > > Mob: 0091 96268 33911www.careearthtrust.org
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