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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.