Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Adenanthera pavonina


Botanical name : Adenanthera pavonina Linn.
Family : Mimosaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kuchandana, Tamraka

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Coralwood tree
Hindi : Baragunchi
Malayalam : Manjadi

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in deciduous forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized tree grows up to 15 meters in height. Leaves compound, bipinnate, leaflets many, alternate, ovate- oblong; flowers pale yellow, in short recemes, fruits are curved long pointed pods; seeds shining scarlet red colored, lenticular shaped.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, arthritis, gout, burning sensation, vomiting, fever, hemorrhoids, and diarrhea.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Seeds, Heartwood.

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