Treat eczema with Indian Strawberry

Treat eczema with Indian Strawberry

BENGALURU: Inflamed, itchy skin that sometimes appears on the neck, behind the creases of elbows, knees or between buttocks are often the signs of eczema. it's reported that environmental pollution and allergic pollens also can cause eczema in humans, besides high-stress levels and unhealthy food habits. it's going to cause even blisters, supported the severity of the conditions.

External application of a poultice of the crushed leaves of Indian Strawberry is suggested for eczema in our traditional systems of drugs . Raw berries are said to be edible; fresh leaves are utilized in salads and dried leaves are wont to prepare tea. Indian Strawberry is scientifically referred to as Potentilla indica (Jacks.) Th. Woulf, belonging to the Rose flower Rosaceae , where the generic epithet Potentilla, meaning potential or strong, in allusion to its potential medicinal uses. Specific epithet indica refers to its Indian origin.

P. indica may be a creeping, perennial plant. Branches are reddish in colour, rooting at nodes, herbaceous, wiry, with long spreading hairs. Leaves are 3-foliate; leaflets rhomboid, up to 4 cm long and a couple of cm broad, hairy on both the surfaces; sharply saw-edged along margins. Flowers are solitary, axillary, 2 cm across, bright yellow in colour; petals 5, obovate, prominently striated, slightly exceeding the sepals; stalks up to 10 cm long.

Sepals are hairy; outer ones broader than inner sepals, 3-5-toothed at apex; inner ones are ovate-lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate. Stamens are 20-25 in numbers, bright yellow. Fruits are berries, 2 cm long and 1.5 cm broad, ovoid, very fleshy, juicy, red in colour, glossy, and tasteless. it's found throughout the North and Western Himalayas at altitudinal range of 700 to 2,500 metres above water level . it's also introduced in gardening as a decorative ground cover to limit the expansion of other weeds.