Hygrophila auriculata

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Hygrophila auriculata
Hygrophila schulli (Kolshinda) in Narshapur, AP W3 IMG 0926.jpg
Hygrophila auriculata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Hygrophila
Species: H. auriculata
Binomial name
Hygrophila auriculata

Astercantha longifolia (L.) Nees
Barleria auriculata Schumach.
Barleria longifolia L.
Hygrophila schulli M. R. Almeida & S. M. Almeida
Hygrophila spinosa T.Anderson

Hygrophila auriculata (Sanskrit: Kokilaksha कोकिलाक्ष)[2][3] is a plant in the acanthus family. It is native to India and commonly known as marsh barbel or gokulakanta.

In India, its seeds, roots, and panchang (panch = five ang = parts, i.e. root, flower, stem, fruit, and leaves as ash burnt together) are used as a medication in ayurveda.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Taxon: Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine". Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) Taxonomy for Plants. Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ sanskrit names [1]
  3. ^ amarakosh, ch - 2, section - forest medicinal plants, verse no. - 104 [2]
  4. ^ Medicinal Plants by dr. M. Daniel [3]
  5. ^ सुश्रुत संहिता (sushrut samhita ) An English translation of the Sushruta samhita, based on original Sanskrit text. Edited and published by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna. With a full and comprehensive introd., translation of different readings, notes, comparative views, index, glossary and plates (1907) [4]

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