Small herbs, rhizome to 15 cm long, oblong, perennial. Leaves x 2 cm, lanceolate, plicate, base sheathing, pilose, subsessile. Perianth yellow, cm. Kali Musli (Curculigo orchioides Gaetrn.) Pankaj Oudhia Society for Parthenium Management (SOPAM) A, Geeta Nagar, Raipur – Curculigo orchioides Gaertn (family Hypoxidaceae, also known as black or kali musli), is an endangered medicinal plant used for diverse medicinal purposes.

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Curculigosaponins F and G increase the weight of the thymus[ ]. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Please view the copyright link for more information.

During flowering period it open a golden yellow flower at the leaf base every day. The plant is used in traditional medicine as a general tonic and restorative.

Golden Eye-Grass or Curculigo orchioides. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be curculjgo.

Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Discovery of a new sub-population, mapping and updated Red List assessment of the Endangered Cycas bed A role in ayurvedic formulation Ordhioides Field tips Leaves radical, plicate, strongly nerved; basal sheath densely imbricate. Technology Biodiversity in India. Very common on the forest floors, scrub jungles and the exposed rocky cliffs from plains to m. User Group specific search options Title.


Star grass, Orchioidess grass. It is hardy to zone UK 10 and is frost tender. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

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It is especially valued in Chinese traditional medicine as a general tonic and restorative in the treatment of decline especially of physical strength [ ]. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. The rhizomes are washed, freed from roots, and sliced; the slices are dried in the shade[ ].

Curculigo orchioides: the black gold with numerous health benefits.

orchiooides Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Curculigo ensifolia, Curculigo brevifolia, Hypoxis orchioides. According to Ayurveda, root is heating, aphrodisiac, alternative, appetizer, fattening and useful in treatment of piles, biliousness, fatigue, blood related disorders etc.

Curculigo orchioides – Golden Eye Grass

Fruit baccate; seeds subglobose. This can form a cute miniature plant pot in your room.


Can include ecosystem services. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe[ ]. Tell a friend about this flower! Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform.

The rhizome mixed with curd and taken orally for 3 days is believed to increase sperm count. Forests and open grassy slopes from near sea level to 1, metres in southern China[ ]. It has hardy leaves and can take shade: The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas According to Unani system of medicine, root is carminative, tonic, aphrodisiac, antipyretic and useful in bronchitis, ophthalmia, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, lumbago, gonorrhea, gleet, hydrophobia, joint pains etc.

Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. The fruit is a berry that is pale green in colour.