Organic Mountain Knotgrass Seeds (Aerva Lanata)
Are you interested in knowing about the herb Aerva Lanata then you are at the right place? Since ages, plants or herbs are being used as medicines for natural health care. Extracts from plants are being used for various medicinal purposes and treatments.
Organic Mountain Knotgrass Seeds (Aerva Lanata)Are you interested in knowing about the herb Aerva Lanata then you are at the right place? Since ages, plants or herbs are being used as medicines for natural health care.
Extracts from plants are being used for various medicinal purposes and treatments. This process of study or use of plants for the medicinal purpose is called Herbalism.
Herbalism is very popular in many countries. Herbal health care has achieved popularity in the recent times too. Herbal health care can be of different forms. It is a perennial and annual herb, commonly known as Mountain Knot Grass. It comes from the family of Amaranthaceae. It is abundantly seen and originated in India. It is mostly found in Asia, Africa, and Australia. It grows all over the year on plain lands.
It can be considered as a waste plant, but it has many unknown benefits. It grows on wastelands and also on the roadside. It is found in open forests and also on mountains up to an elevation of 900 meters. This is called as Astana Bayda in Sanskrit. It has different names in different languages. It has names like Chaya, Pashanabheda, Akopinole, Aadaanpaaki, Pulai, Konda, Cherula etc. It has a botanical name called Aerva Lanata Juss.
Aerva Lanata has a woody root structure and also flowers once a year, sometimes twice. The plant has small and simple leaves which are 1.3-3.5 cm long and 0.8-2.5 cm wide, shiny white and red at the base and has two lobes. The stems of Aerva Lanata spread in large areas irregularly which are about 1.8 m long.
The flowers are tiny about 2.5 mm long with green, pink or creamy white color and grow in clusters near the axis of stems. Aerva Lanata flowers during may and October. Aerva Lanata is rarely pollinated by insects as there is no honey or fragrance. It is self-pollinated. The dried flowers are named as Boor or Boikallan and sold. It is one of the prominent ten sacred flowers of Kerala, named Dasapushpam.
Fruits of this plant are small and egg-shaped. Fruits have black seeds which are bean-shaped. Roots of Aerva Lanata smell like camphor. Aerva Lanata grows in the tropical climate and grows up to 60 cm. It has a bitter taste.