Boerhavia repens L.

Synonym : Boerhavia angustifolia Span.
Boerhavia ascendens Schumach.
Boerhavia maroccana Ball
Boerhavia pol
Bangla Name : Payanava.
English Name :
Family : Nyctaginaceae.
Disease : Diuretic, anasarca and dropsy
Description : Herbs ephemeral to perennial. Stems prostrate, radiating from taproot, most parts eglandular-puberulent. Petiole to 1 cm; leaf blade, abaxially conspicuously pale, base rounded to cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded to subacute. Inflorescences mostly axillary, 2-5-flowered umbels, sometimes gathered into cymes. Pedicel to 1 mm. Perianth limb white, pink, or pale purple. Stamens (1 or)2(or 3). Anthocarp clavate, 5-ribbed, sparsely puberulent, sometimes with ± sessile glands.
Distribution : This species found throughout Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : Hentriacontane, ?-sitosterol, ursolic acid, punarnavine-1 & -2, myricyl alcohol, myristic acid, oxalic acid and alkaloids. Polysaccharide consisting of glucose, xylose, glucuronic acid, gaictose, L-arabinose and Lrhamnose; and a glycoprotein. An injection
Uses : The plant is used in Diuretic, in anasarca and dropsy.
Habit : Herb