Author: Jan Scholten
644.55.05 Desmodium gangeticum
Names: Hedysarum gangeticum.
Names: Hindi, Sarivan, Salparni; Sanskrit, Shalaparni; Bengali, Shalpahi.
Source: Bhandari, Ghose, Aghore Ch. Bhaduri.
Botany: erect undershrub; stem pubescent; leaves simple, ovate, oblong, entire, obtuse or acute, upper surface nearly glabrous, lower tomentose or thinly hairy; racemes numerous; flowers pink, hardly; fruit a pod, sessile, pubescent, curved, upper margin slightly indented lower deeply indented.
Content: pterocarpenoid gangetin; resin, oil; alkaloid; ash.
Sweat: forehead, back part of the hands, feet.
Time: < 7 am.
Sweat: >, back of hands and feet, forehead.
Sleep: sleepy; comatose.
General: alternative, tonic and bitter remedy.
Fever: intermittent, remittent, quotidian, typhoid, dropsy, spinal meningitis.
Head: meningitis cerebrospinal, + pain head, spine, whole body, + sleepiness, comatose, + sensation head is bound up with a tape or rope.
Face: burning, flushes.
Stomach: neuralgia, vomiting.
Lungs: cough, respiratory troubles; asthma; pleurodynia.
Back: spinal pain, < sitting; wry neck.
Limbs: nervous pain, especially in the legs and neck; pain burning, hands and feet; rheumatism; neuralgia hands, feet, legs, body; knee pain in joint.
Skin: ulcers, << snakebite and scorpion sting.