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Heracleum candicans Wall.ex DC.

Apiaceae.
Local Name:
Krandel,Chitra.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
Perennial herb up to 2 m tall, common on open slopes of temperate and sub-alpine zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves large, pinnately lobed, segments lanceolate to oblong, up to 40cm long, margin serrate to dentate, white below. Inflorescence a compound umbel.Umbellules 20-30 flowered. Flower large, white to pale yellow-green.Calyx teeth minute, linear. Outer petals of umbel bilobed. Fruit pear-shaped, with dorsal and intermediate filiform ridges.
Flowering and Fruiting:
May-September.
Harvesting Time:
June-October.
Medicinal Value:
Leaves are digestive and sedative. [3]Locally it is useful in treatment of cough, flu, headache, sore throats and cramps. Fruit has aphrodisiac properties. Decoction of root is used for treatment of rheumatism.
Part Used:
Fruit, leaf and root.
Occurrence:
Uncommon.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy.
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