Thursday, 25 February 2016

Gaultheria Fragrantissima | "Jirhap"

Gaultheria Fragrantissima | "Jirhap"

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Gaultheria
Common Name:-jirhap,gandhapura,..etc..

Nature:- its shrub has height about 3.2 meter high. Stem is branched and bark color mostly orange-brown.its well known as wintergreen.

Leaves:-leaves are mostly 12 cm long, leathery, dotted, and with glands.

Flowers:-flowers are small in size, mostly they are greenish white because of their evergreen nature.

Fruits:- fruits are mostly circular, boxed in blue sepals.

Medicinal Uses:-the oil is useful in the treatment of many forms atrophic arthritis. It is useful in destroy hookworm disease and also has stimulant drug properties.
Drug obtained by this has also prevented certain types of tumor formation in animals.
The oil is useful as a maintaining Argentine soft drinks, and toothpastes.. Etc...The oil is also useful in many preparation of killing mosquitoes...And other insects...

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