Thursday, September 10, 2009
Botanical name : Baliospermum montanum (Wild.) Muell-Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Rasam : Katu
Gunam : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Viryam : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Dandi
Malayalam : Nagadandi, Dandi
A perennial and woody undershrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, sinuate-toothed, upper ones small, lower ones are large, flowers are numerous, in axillary recemes with male flowers above and female below. Fruits capsule, 12 mm long, obovoid, seeds ellipsoid and smooth.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, dropsy, constipation, flatulence, jaundice, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, calculi, wounds, splenomeg