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Akashavalli (Akashbel)

Botanical Name Cassytha filiformis
Family Lauraceae
Origin Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands
Description Cassytha filiformis is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to the host plant using specialized roots called haustoria. The stem is slender, thread-like, and can grow up to several meters in length. The leaves are reduced to small scales, and the flowers are small and inconspicuous, usually greenish-white in color.
Parts Used The whole plant of Cassytha filiformis is used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dose of Cassytha filiformis depends on the condition being treated and the form of the preparation. It is recommended to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosage.