Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Botanical name : Abrus precatorius Linn.
Family : Fabaceae
Gunja, Kakanantika, Kakapilu, Raktika, Kakadani
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Teekshna, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Jequirity, Indian liquorice, Wild liquorice
Hindi : Gunchi, Ratti
Malayalam : Kunni
Distribution – Throughout India, growing wild on bushes and hedges.
A deciduous climber with tough branches. Leaves pinnately compound with many pairs of leaflets, leaflets oblong; flowers pink, found in clusters arranged on one side of recemose inflorescence; fruits pods; seeds usually scarlet with black spot or pure white colored.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, inflammation, vitiligo, skin disease, wounds, alopecia, asthma, stomatitis and fever.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Seeds.