The Oldenlandia herbaeea or Parpata is a small, weak, straggling delicate plant, appearing in the rainy season in fields and low ground on the banks of water courses. The entire plant is used in medicine, and is regarded as a valuable bitter tonic and febrifuge. It enters into the composition of numerous prescriptions for fevers, diarrhoea, skin diseases, etc. A simple decoction of the plant is used in bilious fever, with irritability of the stomach or delirium.
Dose of Parpata in Medicine
Parpata enters into the composition of numerous febrifuge and tonic decoctions. The following is an example.
Panchabhadra: Take parpata, tubers of Cyperus rotundus (mustaka), gulancha, chiretta and ginger in equal parts, all 2 tolas and prepare a decoction in the usual way. This preparation is much used in fever supposed to be caused by deranged air and bile, that is, remittent fever with gastric irritability, nervousness, etc.
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