Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vitis vinifera Linn

Botanical name : Vitis vinifera Linn.
Family : Vitaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Draksha, Mrudvika, Gosthana, Svaduphala, Amritaphala, Karavi

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Amla
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Vipaka

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Grape wine, Wine grape.
Hindi : Dakh, Drak
Malayalam : Muntiri
Distribution – Cultivated in the dry-cold areas of India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A perennial, deciduous tendril climber. Tendrils bifid, opposite to leaves. Leaves simple, 3-5 lobed, cordate, toothed; flowers small, green, found in panicled cyme; fruits vary in color from bluish black to green, globose, contain 2-4 seeds within the sweet pulp.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burning sensation, constipation, hemorrhoids, anemia, skin diseases, colic, flatulence, jaundice, vomiting, splenomegaly, arthritis, and amenorrhea.
Useful part : Fruits, Leaves, Stems, Flowers

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