Reference Work Entry

Indian Medicinal Plants

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Acorus gramineus Soland. ex Ait.

Family: 

Araceae.

Habitat: 

Native to Japan, occasionally met within Sikkim at an altitude of 1,800 m, in Khasi Hills up to 1,500 m.

Ayurvedic: 

Haimavati (white var. of Vachaa).

Action: 

Antispasmodic (used in abdominal colic). See A. calamus.

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