Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Acacia sinuata

Botanical name : Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Mimosaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Saptala, Charmasahva

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Soapnut acacia
Hindi : Satala, Kochi, Seekakai
Malayalam : Charmalanta, Cheevikka, Seekakkai, Cheenikka

Distribution – Throughout India, grows wildly in forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A perennial, woody, large climbing shrub grows on big trees. Leaves bipinnate, with sharp prickles on main rachis. Pinnate 8 -10 pairs, leaflets small, sessile; flowers small heads, fruits thin pods with 6-10 seeds per pod

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, skin disease, burning sensation, constipation, calculi, hemorrhoids, vitilligo and eczema.
Useful part : Pods.

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