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jivaka in Ayurveda - Malaxis acuminata D.Don, Microstylis wallich..

jivaka :

jivaka  : Malaxis acuminata D.Don, Microstylis wallichii Lindl.

Taxonomical Classification

Kingdom: Plantae - Plants
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Family: Orchidaceae


Allied species:

4 orchid species

1. Malaxis muscifera
2. Malaxis acuminata
3. Habenaria intermedia
4. Habenaria edgeworthi



VERNACULAR NAMES

Sanskrit: jivya,dirghayu,cirajivi
English: none (jeevak)
Hindi: jeevak
Telugu: jeevakamu
Marathi: विलायती गवत vilayati gavat , lasun-ghas, lujen
Tamil: jeevakam
Malayalam: jeevakam
Kannada: ಜೀವಕ Jivaka


Varities:

-In India, 19 species of Malaxis are distributed and six of them occur alone in Arunachal Pradesh. Some of the important Indian species are Malaxis acuminata, M. andamanica, M. cylindrostachya, M. khasiana, M. muscifera, M. rheedii and M. versicolor (Chowdhery, 1998). Only a few species of Malaxis are medicinally important

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