Thursday, September 10, 2009

Baliospermum montanum




Botanical name : Baliospermum montanum (Wild.) Muell-Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Dandi

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasam : Katu
Gunam : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Viryam : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Dandi
Malayalam : Nagadandi, Dandi

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, dropsy, constipation, flatulence, jaundice, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, calculi, wounds, splenomeg

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