Botanical name : Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss.ex Schultes
Family : Amaranthaceae
Bhadra, Kurandaka, Gorakshaganja
Rasa : Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Chaya
Malayalam : Cherula, Cherupula
A semi erect many branched under shrub grows up to 50 cm in height. Leaves are simple, alternate, short petioled, tomentose, and become smaller in the flowering twigs. Flowers are small sessile, greenish or whitish, often found in spikes. Fruits are greenish round compressed utricle, seeds kidney shaped and small.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, urinry infection, vesical calculi, cough, and boils.
Useful part : Whole plant.