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talamulika in Ayurveda - Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.

talamulika :

Flowering plant Photograph by: Ks.mini

Taxonomical Classification

Kingdom: Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Genus: Curculigo
Species: Curculigo orchioides


Allied species:

Curculigo ensifolia, Curculigo brevifolia, Hypoxis orchioides


VERNACULAR NAMES

Sanskrit: Talmuli, Musikaparni, Talpatrika, Bhumitila
English: black musale , Golden Eye Grass, Orchid palm grass
Hindi: Kali musli, Krishna musli, Musali kand, Muslikand.
Urdu: musali, musli siyah
Telugu: nallathaadigadda, nela-tati-gaddalu, nelaathadi, nelatadi, nelathaatigaddalu, nilapthaaligaddalu
Bengali: Talmuli, Talusa
Marathi: bhuyimaddi, kaalimusalee, kalimusli, masal-kamdo
Konkani: मसळकांदो Masalkamdo
Oriya: Talamuli
Gujarathi: Kalirnusali
Tamil: Nilapanai
Malayalam: Nelappana
Kannada: nela tengu, nela thengu, nela-tati-gadde, neladaale, nelathaale gadde, thaala moolike
Punjabi: Syah musali, Musali safed,
Arabic: muslisiah
Assamese: Talmuli, Tailmuli
Chinese: Shan dang shen, Po lu men shen, Du mao, Xian mao shen, Di ziang, Ya guo zi, Hai nan shen, Xian mao.
French: Musale noir
Burma: ka.Ñhwut-nak
Nepal: कालेf मुसली Kalo musali, Musali kanda
Persian: musali
Sinhalese: Heen binthal (හීන් බින්තල්)
Tulu: ನೆಲಮುಂಡ nelamunda


Varities:

There are two varieties of Musli which are used for medicinal purpose, Safed Musli, and Kali Musli. Both are Rasayan drug of Ayurveda, and used to cure weakness, fatigue, and as a tonic.

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