Thursday, September 10, 2009
Botanical name : Bacopa monnieri (Linn.) Pennell
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Brahmi, Trayamana, Seetakamini, Trayanthi, Bhekaparni
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Teekshna
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Brahmi
Hindi : Brabmbhi
Malayalam : Brahmi
Annual creeper grows sticky on ground. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, sessile, entire, obovate-oblong entire, fleshy and about 1 cm length. Flowers are whitish of bluish white, solitary, arises from the axils. Fruits contain many seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, skin diseases, neuralgia, inflammations, epilepsy, insanity, ulcers, splenomegali, flatulence, fever, and general debility.
Useful part : Plant as a whole