It is most common and widespread in the northern and north-western parts of Western Australia particularly in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. In Queensland it is relatively common in the inland parts of the north of the state with isolated populations in some other regions. Habitat In its native range, as in Australia, it is mostly found growing on sandy or calcareous soils in semi-arid and arid regions in inland areas and also near the sea. Habit A long-lived i. These stems are rounded in cross-section i. These clusters up to 10 cm long and 10 mm wide may be dense and continuous or somewhat interupted, especially in their lower parts.
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It is associated to the Amaranthaceae family. It is an aborigine of Africa however, it is also found in India. It possesses a wool like structure which carries its seeds. It is an efficient Antioxidant, as it helps in safeguarding healthy cells of our body from harmful radicals. It is effectual in combating Headaches. Eye afflictions can be curbed by using juice prepared from its roots. Aerva Javanica is a good herbal treatment for counteracting Chest troubles like Cough.
Its Demulcent properties play a major role here, in guarding and calming surface of the Mucous Membrane. It is a gainful Antimicrobial, which not only restrains development of infection causing micro organisms but also contributes towards terminating them. Being Antiviral in nature, it helps in both guarding as well as combating viruses, which lead to Viral ailments like Jaundice also familiar as Yellow Fever.
It is a fruitful Antiplasmodial, which helps in counteracting parasites leading to Malaria i. Plasmodium parasites. It possess the characteristic of Stomachic, which is helpful in strengthening and keeping the Digestive System healthy. Aerva Javanica is a good herbal treatment for curing afflictions associated to the Kidneys like Kidney Stones. It helps in calming pain and relieving puffiness, as a result of Kidney Stones. It is beneficial in balancing Blood sugar levels which in turn would curb Diabetes.
It also takes care of Hyperglycaemia, a condition involving movement of glucose in blood plasma in large quantities. It also bears Wound healing characteristics and is helpful in ceasing Bleeding.
It is worthwhile in curing Intestinal infections like Dyspepsia, due to which arises a feeling of flatulence or bloating, primarily in the Chest or upper Abdomen thus, leading to improper bowel movement.
Aerva Javanica is Antirheumatic, that aids in curbing Rheumatism. Its Anti inflammatory aspect is useful in reducing external puffiness i. Possessing Antidiarrheal properties, it is effective in countering Loose Motions i. Dysentery and Diarrhea however, it is also helpful in treating Constipation. It is potent in treating Hemorrhoids, also familiar as Piles.
It is favourable in counteracting Gonorrhoea, which is a sexually transmitted disease. Being a Diuretic, it promotes proper flow of Urine, which in turn helps in eliminating toxins and staying healthy.
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Aerva Javanica Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients
It is both erect and spreading, grows up to a height of 1. It has numerous leaves, ovate to lanceolate, x mm, alternate and white to grey. In earlier times, the densely woolly parts of the inflorescence were used by Bedouins for stuffing saddle pads and cushions, hence the name "kapok bush" Soliman, Aerva javanica has many uses in human and animal ethnomedicine.
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