Botanical name : Barleria prionitis Linn. (Red variety)
Family : Acanthaceae
Vajradanti, Kurantaka, Koranta
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Red crossandra
Hindi : Kanakambar
Malayalam : Kanakambaram, Chuvanakanakambaram.
Distribution – Growing throughout India, as garden plant.
An erect armed perennial shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate and shiny. Thorns arise near to leaf axils. Flowers bright violet red in color, solitary and axillary. Fruits ovate, with woody beak.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, gingivitis, stomatitis, burns, dental caries, inflammations ascites, edema, wounds, nocturnal ejaculation and cracking heel.
Useful part : Leaves.