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Khatimber.

Rumex hastatus D. Don
Synonym:
Plant Family:
Polygonaceae.
Habit & Habitat:
A perennial, prostrate herb with upright stem, common in sub-tropical and temperate zones.
Plant Description:
Leaves with silver patches, and pointed lobes, hastate (arrow head- shaped), pale green, with petiole of same length as that of blade. Inflorescence terminal panicles with erect divergent branches. Flower small, pinkish. Perianth segments ovate-elliptic, valve thin, nerved orbiculate-cordate. Fruit a nut, up to 2mm long and brown.
Flowering and Fruiting:
March-November.
Harvesting Time:
May-December.
Medicinal Value:
Locally used to cure jaundice and sunstrokes, also used as refrigerant, diuretic and antiscorbutic. Local herbalists use it in high blood pressure and also used for abortion.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal pharmacy.
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