Dendrophthoe falcata is useful in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma, menstrual disorders, constipation, insanity, diarrhoea, dysentery, arthritis, leucorrhoea, rheumatism, skin diseases, impotency, wound swelling, paralysis, ulcers, haemorrhage, miscarriage, kidney and gall bladder stone. Arvind Singh Dendrophthoe falcata Indian Mistletoe is a large bushy evergreen parasitic plant species generally found growing on various host plants in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It belongs to the Loranthaceae family of the flowering plants and is native to Asia, Africa and Australia. It is a partial stem parasite which depends on the host for water and minerals while the green leaves of the plant are able to manufacture food through photosynthesis. Dendrophthoe falcata is distributed more or less throughout India, ascending to 3, ft.
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Vishamjvara — Intermittent fever Important Medicinal Properties Vanda is rich in medicinal properties. The understanding of these properties will help us to better utilize this herb. These also indicate the conditions in which we should avoid it. For example, it has Contraceptive effect. It reduces the testosterone level, sperm motility, and density. It has significant diuretic effect, and increases excretion of volume of urine, and electrolytes. Below is given medicinal properties along with the meaning Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals, and other substances.
Anti—hyperlipidemic: Promoting a reduction of lipid levels in the blood. Antimicrobial: Active against microbes. Antinociceptive: Reducing sensitivity to painful stimuli. Anthelmintic: Expel parasitic worms helminths , and other internal parasites from the body.
Anticancer: Used against or tending to arrest or prevent cancer. Contraceptive: Prevent pregnancy. Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver. Narcotic: Addictive drug affecting mood or behavior. Medicinal Use of Banda Banda or Dendrophthoe falcata, is used as a folk medicine to treat variety of diseases due to its bitter, astringent, cooling, narcotic, and diuretic properties. Vanda is useful in urinary diseases, and calculi as diuretic. It helps in the prevention of stone in kidney, and bladder.
It is given in diarrhea, dysentery, and menstrual disorder, hemorrhage due to cooling, and astringent action. This parasitic host is also used in Ayurveda for insanity, epilepsy, cardiac troubles, convulsions, and nervine complaints. Arthritis, osteoporosis, gout The dried leaf powder is taken in a dose of grams. Warm leaves are tied externally on the affected joints.
Bone fracture, weakened bones Dry the leaves, twigs, and Tumor of the plant, and ground to make powder. Take this powder in a dose of grams, twice a day. The smear leaves with mustard oil, and warm. Tie these warm leaves on the affected bones. Bleeding, diarrhea, excessive bleeding during periods The leaves of the tree are ground to extract juice. Intake of this juice in a dose of ml helps to stop the bleeding, discharge from the body due to astringent action.
Coughing The dried leaf powder is taken in a dose of grams with honey. Spermatorrhoea The powder of leaves, and bark is given. Skin disorders Paste of fruits is applied. Toothache The leaves, and flowers of the plant are chewed, and gargled. The Dosage of Dendrophthoe falcata Leaf powder: grams.
Dendrophthoe falcata: A Parasitic Plant of Immense Medicinal Importance
Vishamjvara — Intermittent fever Important Medicinal Properties Vanda is rich in medicinal properties. The understanding of these properties will help us to better utilize this herb. These also indicate the conditions in which we should avoid it. For example, it has Contraceptive effect. It reduces the testosterone level, sperm motility, and density. It has significant diuretic effect, and increases excretion of volume of urine, and electrolytes.
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Host-parasite interface[ edit ] Among angiosperms , parasitic relationship through the formation of haustorial linkages is known to be widespread Wilson and Calvin, In general, haustorial connections among 72 of the 75 aerial parasitic genera may belong to either of the four types viz. It is unknown about what factors decide formation of different haustorial types by the leafy mistletoe on different hosts. The host branches infected with D. This mistletoe does not have an indigenous rooting system and is dependent on the host for water and minerals.