Kalmegh: 2 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kalmegh [কালমেঘ] in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Andrographis paniculata (Burm. fil.) Nees from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family having the following synonyms: Justicia paniculata . For the possible medicinal usage of kalmegh, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kalmegh [কালমেঘ] in the Bengali language, ibid. previous identification.

Kalmegh [कालमेघ] in the Hindi language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kalmegh in India is the name of a plant defined with Andrographis paniculata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Andrographis paniculata Nees (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Indica (1768)
· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores (Wallich) (1832)
· Cytologia (1983)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1895)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1986)
· Cytologia (1988)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kalmegh, for example side effects, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, health benefits, chemical composition, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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