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Argyrolobium roseum (Camb.) Jaub.

Papilionaceae.
Local Name:
Makhni Buti.
Synonym:
Cytisus roseus Cambess.
Habit and Habitat:
A prostate, hairy, much branched annual herb, found in dry places in lower hills and plains of sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves compound, trifolioate, petiole 3-10mm long. Leaflets 4-12 mm long, obovate. Inflorescence a 1-4 flowered peduncled raceme. Flower zygomorphic, reddish-pink. Calyx bilabiate. Corolla 5mm long. Fruit a pod, hairy, 3-16 seeded.
Flowering and Fruiting:
April- November.
Harvesting Time:
May-December.
Medicinal Value:
Locally infusion is used as a sex tonic, cooling agent, also has aphrodisiac, diuretic and sedative properties, also useful in treatment of jaundice.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy.
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