Thursday, September 10, 2009

Biophytum sensitivum




Botanical name : Biophytum sensitivum Linn.
Family : Oxalidaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Viparita lajjalu, Jhulapushpa, Peethapushpa

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Biophytum
Hindi : Lajjalu, Lakshmana
Malayalam : Mukkutti

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A slender erect annual; leaves abruptly pinnate, leaflets opposite, 6-12 pairs, the terminal pair is the largest; flowers yellow with many peduncles; fruits ellipsoid capsules

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, urinary calculi, wounds, abscesses, asthma and stomachalgia.
Useful part : The whole plant

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