Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Alangium salvifoliu


Botanical name : Alangium salvifolium Wang.
Family : Alangiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Ankolah, Kolakah, Rechi, Deerghakeelakah

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Katu, Tikta,
Guna : Lakhu, Snigda, Teekshna, Sara
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Sage-leaved alangium
Hindi : Angol,Dhera,
Malayalam : Ankolam,Velithondi

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small, thorny deciduous tree/ shrub which grows up to a height of 5-10 meters. Bark yellowish, leaves alternate, elliptical and usually unequal at the base; flowers-yellowish white, fragrant, in axillary fascicles,fruits 1-2 seeded,1cm in length,1-2 seeded berries crowned by the calyx lobes.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta. It is anti-hypertensive, antidote for several poisons especially for rabies. Roots are useful for external application in case of rheumatism and inflammation. Fruits are used in treatment of hemorrhages.
Useful part : Seeds, Leaves, Root

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