Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vigna radiata (Linn.) Wilczek

Botanical name : Vigna radiata (Linn.) Wilczek
Family : Fabaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Mugda, Simbisreshta, Varnaha, Rasotama,

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Green gram
Hindi : Mumg, Pessara
Malayalam : Cherupayar

Distribution – Throughout India cultivated.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An annual herb grows up to 60 cm in height. Leaves trifoliate, imparipinnate, leaflets entire, membranous; flowers in long pedicles, papilonacious; fruits thin cylindrical pods with 10-12 green, globular seeds in it.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridosha, general weakness, vertigo, neuropathy, peptic ulcer, indigestion, fever, and diarrhea. Useful part : Seeds, Roots

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