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cancu - Corchorus acutangulus, Corchorus aestuans


Kattu chanam, cancu - Corchorus aestuans It is used as vegetable. Many research work has been carried out like cardiotonic activity, antibacterial, antifungal, anti cancerous many more with different extract of this plant. It possess antiviral property

It is mentioned in Bhavaprakash Nighantu under shaaka Varga

Taxonomical Classification

Family: Tiliaceae


English: none


Synonyms in Ayurveda: cincha, canchu, cancuki, dirghapatra, satiktata

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KEY WORDS: Kattu chanam, cancu

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