Thursday, September 10, 2009
Botanical name : Beta vulgaris Linn.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Rasa : Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Snigdha, Guru
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Beet root
Hindi : Palak, Chukkndan
Malayalam : Beet root, Chenjeera
Distribution – Cultivated in hilly parts of India.
A biennial herb grows up to 30 cm long. Leaves simple, crowded in the base of condensed stem, ovate; flowers 2-3 in long slender spikes; tuberous tap root, is purple in color. Tap root and leaves are used as vegetable.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, urinary retention, anemia, inflammation, liver and spleen diseases, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and general debility.
Useful part : Tap root, Leaves, Seeds.