Gaozaban/गओज़बान: Gaozaban is a medium sized perennial herb with stems many, arising from a persistent cluster of basal leaves approximately 50 cm long; basal leaves lanceolate, entire, acute, narrowed towards the base into a winged petiole, middle cauline leaves lanceolate, sessile, entire, acute, rounded at the base, 6-8 cm by 1-2.7 cm; inflorescence of terminal glomerate clusters very dense, 4-10 cm broad in flowers, later becoming lax showing the crowded densely flowered forked individual cymes; bracts hairy lanceolate; calyx divided to the base, lobes linear-lanceolate, 15-18 mm long, corolla blue or purple, usually shorter, sometimes equaling the calyx, 13-17 mm; nutlets grey, angulate, coarsely rugose and tuberculation; 4-5 mm long. Green parts are covered with hairs.
Gaozaban is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
The Gaozaban plant is alternative, demulcent, refrigerant and tonic. A decoction is used in the treatment of rheumatism, syphilis and leprosy. The plant is considered to be useful in relieving excessive thirst and restlessness in febrile excitement, and also to be useful in relieving functional palpitation of the heart, irritation of the bladder and stomach, and strangury.
The indications of Gaozaban plant are Fever, Bronchitis, Thirst, Asthma, Hypochondriasis, Palpitation, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Kidney Ailments, Rheumatism, Leprosy, Bladder Irritation, Stomach Irritation, Spasmolytic and Strangury.
Gaozaban includes about 150 species distributed world-wide in which only about 75 plants has been described for its morphology and less than 10 plants for their chemical constituents and clinical potential. The phytochemical reports of this genus revels that it comprise mainly aliphatic ketones, lipids, naphthazarins, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, naphthoquinones, flavones while most important are shikonins and onosmins.
The plants are traditionally used as laxative, anthelmintic and for alexipharmic effects. The plants are also equally use in eye, blood diseases, bronchitis, abdominal pain, stangury, thirst, itch, lecoderma, fever, wounds, burns, piles and urinary calculi. The flowers of various plants are prescribed as stimulants, cardio tonic, in body swelling while leaves are used as purgative and in cutaneous eruptions.
The roots are used for coloring food stuffs, oils and dying wool and in medicinal preparations. This review emphasizes the distribution, morphology, phytochemical constituents, ethno pharmacology, which may help in future research.
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