Botanical Name : Pedalium Murex
Tamil Name : யானை நெருஞ்சில் / Yaanai Nerunjil
English Name : Large Caltrops
Malayalam Name : ആണാണെരിന്നിൽ / Ananerinnil
Telugu Name : పల్లేరు / Palleru
Hindi Name : बड़ा गोखरू – bara Gokhru
Marathi Name : Mottu ghokru, Mother ghokheru, Hatti charette, Karonathia
Gujarathi Name : Kadvaghokru, Mothaghokru, Mothangokharu, Mottoghokru, Ubbaghokru
Bengali Name : Motto ghokru, Baraghokhu, Mother ghokru
Large Caltrops belong to the botanical family Pedalium Murex which is a shrubby herb that comes with the stiff-stemmed herb. This perennial herbal tree native to India that is widely cultivated for numerous medicinal purposes and other uses. This diffuse annual plant can grow up to 75 cm of length, and this much-branched, spreading plant has a succulent root. Furthermore, its glandular produces an ideal secretion that has a variety of medicinal properties.
Its succulent root is similar to turmeric plant in terms of color, structure, and more. Its 1cm to 4.5 cm long leaves are very normal in the appearance and located opposite to each other, and those are oblong-obovate or ovate shape. These are actually irregular in shape and included with coarse crenate-serrate. It produces yellow color flowers that measure about 1.5 cm to 2 cm across, and it has 1 mm to 2 mm long stalk.
The fruits of this plant are up to 4 mm in length, in addition, it has sepals with 2mm length. Theses linear sepals are very persistent, has scaly outside, and teeth-like shape. The petals of its flower fused into a broad tube that has 1cm to 3 cm length. The seeds of its fruits are actually a four-angled seed that comes with 5 extremely sharp spines. The leaves of this plant are used as an important famine food.
Health Benefits of Large Caltrops
- Large Caltrops are used for curing incontinence.
- It is widely utilized to treat burning sensation during urination.
- This herbal plant is also used to cure impotency, gonorrhea, arthritis, dysuria.
- This is a good remedy for leucoderma, piles, and spleen enlargement.
- It is extremely beneficial to treat nerve weakness.
- Large Caltrops helps to strengthen muscular tissues.
- It helps to cure respiratory problems and asthma.
- Doctors mostly recommend caltrops to cure inflammation, constipation.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb powders.