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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Boerhavia diffusa - luxuriant growth in the wild

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Nature has everything in its store for us, but we most often don't understand it or remain ignorant. Destruction of habitat, land degradation, reclamation of open land, and serious soil pollution are destroying many species of medicinal plants even before their identification.

Boerhavia diffusa and its other native species are known by many people and their immense medicinal properties are known to some researchers. Ayurveda recognized this herb very early and placed it at a very high place in Aurvedic healthcare system.Its medicinal properties pertaining to the cure of liver ailments including jaundice etc.are held in high esteem by traditional healthcare systems.If undisturbed, it can grow luxuriantly in diverse habitats.Ecosensorium presents some beautiful images of this plant for its visitors.

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