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Useful Temperate Plants

Crotalaria burhia

Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.

Fabaceae

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General Information

Crotalaria burhia is a much-branched, perennial plant with stems that can become more or less woody and persist. It can grow 30 - 60cm tall[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fibre. It is sometimes cultivated as a fibre crop[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
] and can be used in soil stabilization projects.

Known Hazards

No specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, but many members of this genus are known to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids, the most potent of which in this genus are monocrotaline, retrorsine and retronecine[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
]. These alkaloids have a cumulative effect upon the body and, unless concentrations in a plant are high, occasional consumption is generally completely safe. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are derived from amino acids including ornithine. Many of these alkaloids have pronounced hepatic toxicity, but the lungs and other organs may be affected as well. Mutagenic and carcinogenic activities of pyrrolizidine alkaloids have also been reported[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Botanical References

287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.

Range

Asia - Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India

Habitat

Sand dunes in arid regions[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height0.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Crotalaria burhia is native to the semi-arid regions of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. It experiences hot dry conditions in the growing season and can experience frost and snow in part of its range.
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the root has a good cooling effect on the body and can be taken orally[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
]. The root juice, with sugar, can be given as a treatment for kidney pain. The root is also used as a treatment for rheumatism, whilst it has also been mentioned for its anti-cancer activity[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
]. Combined with other plants, the root decoction is used to treat typhoid[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
]

The leaves can be applied externally as a poultice on wounds and cuts[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
]. The fresh plant juice is applied on eczema and other skin diseases[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].

The leaves and branches are used as a cooling medicine[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].
The plant is used in the treatment of general infections[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].
Dried plant material is ground, mixed with water and filtered, and can be used to treat diarrhoea and other abdominal troubles[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].
The plant is also useful in the treatment of a range of conditions including leukoderma, arthritis, gout, fevers, hydrophobia, pain, swellings and inflammation[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].

The plant contains a range of medicinally active compounds and has been shown to be an effective antibacterial (especially against gram-positive bacteria), antifungal and antiinflammatory[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant has an extensive root system and is a good binder of the soil[
1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].

Other Uses

A strong but coarse fibre obtained from the bark and stems is used to make ropes[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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1339
Title
An insight into medicinal and ethnopharmacological potential of Crotalaria burhia
Publication
Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2015; 5(7): 511-514
Author
Saboon, Yamin Bibi, Muhammad Arshad, Nabeela Ahmad, Iqra Ria
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10.1016/S2222-180
Description
A review of the ethnobotanical information available on this species
].

Propagation

Seed -
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