Kanchi.
Rubus cochinchinensis Trattinnick.
Synonym:
Rubus fruticosus Loureiro.
Plant Family:
Rosaceae.
Habit & Habitat:
A prickly climbing shrub, found in sub-tropical and temperate zones.
Plant Description:
Leaves palmately compound.Leaflets 3-5,hairy when young,elliptic,obovate-elliptic,central larger than lateral. Inflorescences terminal cymose paniculate. Flower actinomo rphic, pink. Calyx bell-shaped.Petals ovate-orbicular.Fruit aggregate become black on ripening,globose.
Flowering and Fruiting:
May-July.
Harvesting Time:
May-October.
Medicinal Value:
It is useful in anemia and in China is prescribed for kidney problems and bedwetting. Leaf tea is taken to tone uterine and pelvic muscles. Leaf decoction is a blood and skin tonic.[5] Fruit rich in nutrients helps to combat anemia.[maby]. Locally fruit is edible.
Part Used:
Fruit, Leaf, Root.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy.
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