Thursday, September 10, 2009

Barleria prionitis




Botanical name : Barleria prionitis Linn. (Yellow variety)
Family : Acanthaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vajradanti, Kurantaka, Koranta

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Crossandra
Hindi : Kanakambar
Malayalam : Kanakambaram, Manjakkanakambaram.

Distribution – Growing throughout India, as garden plant.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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 yellow or orange in color, solitary and axillary. Fruits ovate, with woody beak.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, gingivitis, stomatitis, burns, dental caries, inflammations ascites, edema, wounds, nocturnal ejaculation and cracking heel.
Useful part : Leaves.

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