Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Achyranthes aspera


Botanical name : Achyranthes aspera Linn.
Family : Amaranthaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Apamargah, Mayoorah,Markatapippalee, Durgrahah

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Of fruit
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Rooksha, Sara
Virya : Seeta Of root
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Teekshna, Sara
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Prickly chaff-flower plant
Hindi : Circita
Malayalam : Vankadaladi

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A shrub that grows up to one meter height; leaves simple, opposite, obovate or elliptic; flowers bracteate and bracteolate, greenish, in spikes; fruits oblong urticle; seeds single, inverse.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, asthma, bronchitis, flatulence, painful inflammations, vomiting, skin diseases, renal and vesical calculi.
Useful part : The whole plant

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