Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beta vulgaris




Botanical name : Beta vulgaris Linn.
Family : Chenopodiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Palakya

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
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.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, urinary retention, anemia, inflammation, liver and spleen diseases, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and general debility.
Useful part : Tap root, Leaves, Seeds.

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