Aihagi pseudaihagi (Bieb.) Desv.
Synonym A. camelorum Fisch. ex DC.
A. maurorum Medic.
Family Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.
Habitat The drier parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
English Camel Thorn, Persian Manna Plant.
Ayurvedic Yavaasaka, Yavaasa, Yaasa, Duhsparshaa, Duraalabhaa, Kunaashak. Substitute for Dhanvayaasa. Yaasa- sharkaraa (Alhagi-manna).
Unani Jawaansaa. Turanjabeen (Alhagi-manna).
Siddha/Tamil Punaikanjuri, Kanchori.
Action Laxative, antibilious,
diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant. Leaves—used for fever, headache, rheumatism. Flowers—blood
coagulant, used for piles. Alhagimanna—expectorant, antiemetic, laxative.
Along with other therapeutic applications, The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India indicates the use of dried whole plant in gout and haemorrhagic disorders.
The aerial parts contain flavonoids, tannins, sterols, triterpenes, saponins and anthroquinones.
The proanthocyanidins derived from the plant possess hypolipidemic and antiatherosclerotic properties. The compounds prevented an increase in rat serum cholesterol and triglycerides,

and they decreased the manifestation of atherosclerosis.
A polymeric proanthocyanidin, extracted from the plant, improved energy metabolism and increased the work capacity in rats.
Ethanolic extract of the aerial parts produced positive inotropic effect on rabbit heart.
Dosage Whole plant—20—50 g for decoction. (API Vol. II.)
Decoction—50—lOO ml. (CCRAS.)

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