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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