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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Boerhavia diffusa?
If you know websites containing any information about Boerhavia diffusa please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Boerhavia diffusa and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Boerhavia diffusa.

 

Boerhavia diffusa basic info
Scientific Name: Boerhavia diffusa L..
Family: Nyctaginaceae.
Genus: Boerhavia.
Common names in English: spreading hogweed, tarvine.
For common names of Boerhavia diffusa in different languages - See link
Description: Boerhavia diffusa is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family which is commonly known as punarnava (meaning that which rejuvenates or renews the body in Ayurveda), It is taken in herbal medicine for pain relief and other uses. The leaves of B. diffusa are often used as a green vegetable in many parts of India. - for more info about Boerhavia diffusa See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Boerhavia diffusa
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Boerhavia diffusa in other websites
Boerhavia diffusa common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Boerhavia diffusa - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Boerhavia diffusa - See link.

 

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