Urginea indica Kunth

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Urginea indica Kunth is aslo known as Scilla maritima Linn., belongs to Liliaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Basal Unsal, Baslul Bar.
The English Names for this herb are Indian Squill, Squill.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Ansal, Asqeel, Jangli Piyaz, Unsal.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Absorbent
  • Alexiteric
  • Anthelmintic
  • Antidote
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Concoctive
  • Deobstruent
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Purgative
  • Resolvent
  • Stomachic
  • Vesicant

  • Powder:
  • Deobstruent
  • Diuretic

  • Bulb Extract:
  • Anti-cancerous
  • Hypoglycemic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Bulb of Urginea indica Kunth are Renal Calculi, Skin Diseases, Paralysis, Asthma, Scabies, Dropsy, Leprosy, Warts, Headache, Rheumatic Swellings, Burning Sensation, Insect Bite, Nasal Organ Diseases, Internal Pains, Corns, Chronic Bronchitis.

    The Indications of Powder of Urginea indica Kunth are Rheumatism, Ascites, Renal Dropsy, Skin Affections, Calculus Affections, Cardiac Debility, Asthma.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Urginea indica Kunth.


    The Temperament of Bulb of Urginea indica Kunth is 3rd order, warm and dry with moistness.

    Available Brands

    No Brand information is available for Urginea indica Kunth.

    Compound Preparations

    Urginea indica Kunth is used in the preparation of Hab Ansal, Qurs Ansal, Sirka Ansal compounds.


    Bulb0.500g - 5.000gN/A
    Whole HerbN/A

    Herb's Description

    Urginea indica Kunth. It is a perennial plant with fibrous roots proceeding from the base of a large, tunicated, nearly globular bulb, 4 to 6 inches long, the outer scales of which are thin and papery, red or orange-brown in colour. The bulb, which is usually only half immersed in the sand, sends forth several long, lanceolate, pointed, somewhat undulated, shining, dark-green leaves, when fully grown 2 feet long. From the middle of the leaves, a round, smooth, succulent flower-stem rises, from 1 to 3 feet high, terminating in a long, close spike of whitish flowers, which stand on purplish peduncles, at the base of each of which is a narrow, twisted, deciduous floral leaf or bract. The flowers are in bloom in April and May and are followed by oblong capsules.A small, glabrous, bulbous herb. Leaves linear, acute, sub-bifarious; flowers greenish-white or dirty brown or purplish, drooping or spreading, in terminal racemes, erect, long scapes, often emerging before the leaves; capsules ellipsoidal or oblong; seeds many, flattened, black(140). Bulb round and white, conical or pear-shaped and of the size of common onion, consisting of many fleshy scales- like coats of a brownish white colour. At the bottom of the bulb small fiber-like rootlets of dirty brown colour are given off. The dried slices are yellowish-white slightly translucent, brittle, easily pulverizable and occur in the form of curve: stripes

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Mayanmar, Pakistan, Tropical Africa, Western Peninsula.
    Odor: The odor of Bulb of Urginea indica Kunth is No Particular
    Bulb: Bitter,Disagreeable


    No information regarding Urginea indica Kunth's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Urginea indica Kunth's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Urginea indica Kunth's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Large doses regarded as harmful for individuals with warm temperament.In excessive doses it is a narcotic acrid poison causing nausea, strangury and bloody urine,often cause suppression of urine,gastro-enteritis followed by convulsions,paralysis of heart and death.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Urginea indica Kunth. (work in progress)