Hritpatri

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Botanical Name Malaxis acuminata (syn. Microstylis muscifera)
Family Orchidaceae (for Malaxis acuminata)
Origin India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia.
Description Malaxis acuminata is a small herbaceous plant that grows up to 40 cm in height. It has fleshy, lance-shaped leaves and produces small, greenish-yellow flowers in racemes. Adiantum venustum and Adiantum capillus-veneris are ferns with delicate, feathery leaves.
Parts Used The whole plant of Malaxis acuminata is used in medicine, while the leaves of Adiantum venustum and Adiantum capillus-veneris are used.
Dose The recommended dose for Hritpatri varies depending on the preparation and condition being treated. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking this herb.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Hritpatri is used in several Ayurvedic formulations, including Amritarishta and Dasamula arishta.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for Hritpatri toxicity. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Guru (heavy), Snigdha (oily)
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (astringent)
Vipak (Metabolism): Madhura (sweet)
Virya (Potency): Sheet (cold)
Prabhav (Impact): Medhya (improves cognitive function)
Other Names Sanskrit: Hritpatri, Hrtpatri, Hritapatri
Hindi: Chhoti lodh, Sajiwan
Assamese: Hrtpat
Bengali: Hritpat
Kannada: Adike soppu
Malayalam: Hrudpatri
Manipuri: Hareithok
Marathi: Hritapatri
Oriya: Haripatri
Telugu: Hridapatri, Peddanayala

Properties

Distribution Malaxis acuminata is found in India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. Adiantum venustum and Adiantum capillus-veneris are found throughout the world in temperate regions.
Pharmacognosy The whole plant of Malaxis acuminata is used in traditional medicine for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. It also has antitumor and antioxidant effects.
Cultivation Malaxis acuminata is found in the wild and is not cultivated. Adiantum venustum and Adiantum capillus-veneris can be grown in shady, moist environments.
Physical Constituents Malaxis acuminata contains vitamins A and C, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, and phosphorus. Adiantum venustum and Adiantum capillus-veneris contain calcium and potassium.
Chemical Constituents Malaxis acuminata contains flavonoids, alkaloids, and tannins. Adiantum venustum and Adiantum capillus-veneris contain flavonoids, saponins, and alkaloids.

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