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Dodder


Scientific Name: Cuscuta Reflexa Roxb.

Dodder

        Dodder is a leafless, delicate, yellow colored total stem parasite belonging to the plant family Convolvulaceae. It is seen entangled on shrubs and hedges along the roads and railway tracks. The tiny white flowers appear in bunches. The fruits are pea shaped and the seeds are black in color. Although it can grow out of seeds, when it finds a suitable host plant, it loses its connection with the soil and becomes totally parasitic in nature, living on and absorbing the nutrients from the  host plant.


MEDICINAL USE:

  •         Removes general aches and pains from the body.
  •          Cardiac  and ophthalmic problems.
  •          Helps in expelling worms from the body.
  •          Works against inflammations.
  •          Jaundice, headache, paralysis, diseases of the spleen and lumbago or pain in the lower back.

 

HOW TO USE:

  •          To take care of aches and pains in the body, remove the Dodder plant from its host. Wash and boil about 500 grams of the plant material in ten liters of water. Mix this with some cool water and bath.
  •          The decoction of the plant will take care of all the other ailments listed under Medicinal use.

 

PARTS USED:

    The whole plant.

DOSE:

    As recommended above. Normal.

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