Other names: Lucerne

Scientific name: Krameria triandra

Common names: Peruvian rhatany 

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Arabic names:    الرطانية (ar-rataaniyyah)

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Family: Krameria triandra

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Root

Collection: throughout year

Annual/Perennial: Perennial


Actions: Astringent

Known Constituents: Upto 10% of a tannin: rhatanhia-tannic acid

Constituents Explained:


Traditional Use:

Used as an astringent, partciulary in cases of diarrhoea and hemorraoids.

Clinical Studies: