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Trifolium pratense L.

Papilionaceae.
Local Name:
Janli Satal.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
An erect to trailing perennial herb, found in temperate and sub-alpine zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves compound, leaflets obovate to broadly elliptic. Inflorescence a head, 7-25mm wide, globose to ovoid, sessile or rarely pedunculate. Calyx hairy, lower tooth longer than others. Corolla reddish-purple to pink. Vexillum 13-18 mm long. Fruit one seeded.
Flowering and Fruiting:
May-July.
Harvesting Time:
June-August.
Medicinal Value:
Flower tea has anticancer properties. [3] Tea eliminates toxins from body, stimulates immune function, useful in eczema, psoriasis and in acne. Flowers are useful in dry cough, laryngitis, bronchitis and whooping cough.[8]
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Common at high altitudes.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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