Glycyrhiza glabra L.

Family : Fabaceae

Local name : Jashtimadhu (As.)

Tall, erect herb or undershrub; leaves pinnately compound; leaflets 4-7 pairs; flowers light violet or lilac, small in slender axillary spikes which are equal to or slightly longer than the leaves; fruits flat, densely covered all over with small spinous outgrowths.

Distribution   :  Rare, only occasionally cultivated.

Uses    :  Ruuts used in acidity, haemorrhage, menorrhagia, apoplexy and piles.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam