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Sorrel - Oxalis corniculata. Puliyarila, Changeri, Amlika, Amlalonica, Amrul, Indian Sorrel, Sorrel

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Biological Name: Oxalis corniculatasorrel

Family: Oxalidaceae

Other Names: Puliyarila, Changeri, Amlika, Amlalonica, Amrul, Indian Sorrel, Sorrel

Additional Info: The plant is native in India, and found in many of its regions.

Elements Applied: Leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: Reduces fevers, treats scurvy, increases appetite and fights diarrhea. The list of cases treated with sorrel includes: warts, hard urination, scurvy, rheumatism, bowel prolapse, poisoning, piles, pain, nervous conditions, leprosy, jaundice, inflammations, hemorrhoids, fever, intoxication, strong headaches, enteritis (minor bowel inflammations), dyspepsia, diarrhea, chronic dysentery, digestion, bad appetite.

Preparation and Intake: Applied in form of confection, soup, pills, poultice, paste, powder, and juice.

Safety: Not recommended to take in case of gout. No more data concerning the plant’s safety is known.