Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Botanical name : Ageratum conyzoides Linn.
Family : Asteraceae
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Goat weed.
Hindi : Visadodi
Malayalam : Kattappa, Appa, Muriyan pacha
Distribution – Growing throughout India in plains and hills. Growing mainly on rainy season
A thoughout hairy annual weed grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves simple, opposite and sometime alternate, hairy on both sides; flowers pale violet in color, heads, fruits small, black and attenuated and 5 angled.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, hemorrhoids, anorexia, dyspepsia, kidney stones, cuts, wounds and ulcers and in conjunctivitis.
Useful part : Whole plant.