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  • Kalihari

    Product information

    Scientific Name: Gloriosa superba

    Seed Shape: Compressed/ Shrinked

    Seed Size: 1.5 - 2 mm

    Seed Colour: Red 

    Tuber shape: ‘V’ shaped cylindrical tubers for propagation

    Usage: For germination

    Age: Fresh

    Origin: India

    Seed Packing: In plastic bags

    Tuber packing: In Jute bags/ plastic net bags

    Seed availability: Throughout the year

    General Details

    Botanical Name: Gloriosa superba

    English Name: Glory Lily, Flame Lily, Malabar Glory Lily, Superb Lily

    Hindi Name: Kalihari, Kathari, Kulhari, Languli, Agnishikha, Kanthal, Visalya

    Family: Cochicaceae

    Propagation: By tubers / seeds

    Medicinal Properties

    Tubers, seeds, leaves, flowers, fruits: Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-arthritis, Anti-gout, Anti-periodic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-helminthic, Anthelmintic, Analgesic, Abortifacient, Laxative, Alexiteric.

    General characteristics

    Kalihari is a perennial herbaceous tendril climber with underground cylindrical white tuberous rhizome; leaves sessile, alternate; flowers showy, solitary, at first greenish later becoming yellow and finally scarlet; fruit capsule containing many seeds.

    It is found in southern Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Burma. It is also planted outdoors in the southern United States. In India it is found in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and few other parts.

    Well drained red loamy soils are suited for cultivation. The ideal pH should be 6.0 – 7.0. This can be cultivated up to 600 m and as maximum as 2400 m from mean sea level with an annual rainfall of 70 cm.

    Medicinal Uses

    Kalihari is used in the treatment of snake bites, scorpion stings, parasitic skin diseases, urological pains, colic, chronic ulcers, piles, gonorrhoea, gout, infertility, wounds, arthritis, cholera, kidney problems, typhus, itching, leprosy, cancer, nocturnal emission, abdominal pains, head lice, intestinal worms, sexually transmitted diseases, acne and skin eruption, human ear parasites and many other diseases.

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