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Botanical Name Aerva lanata
Family Amaranthaceae
Origin India, Sri Lanka,
Description Aerva lanata is a perennial herb that grows up to 1 meter in height. It has hairy stems and leaves that are elliptical or ovate in shape, with toothed edges. The flowers are small and greenish-white, and the fruits are small, rounded capsules.
Parts Used The whole plant, especially the leaves and roots, are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The dose of Aerva lanata depends on the form of the medicine and the condition being treated. It is recommended to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosage and duration of treatment.