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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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