Thursday, September 10, 2009

Brassica cauliflora




Botanical name : Brassica cauliflora (DC.), (B. caulocarpa.)
Family : Brassicaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Svetakembuka, Svetakemuka

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Cauliflower
Hindi : Phoolgobhi
Malayalam : Couliflower, Calipoov

Distribution – Cultivated in hilly areas in India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect biennial grows up to 50 cm in height. Leaves simple, basal and lower cauline, stout, dull green and upper leaves oblong-linear, fleshy, pale yellow. Flowers large, pale yellow in terminal racemes. Fruits linear pods, one seeded, seed brown and globose.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, itching, skin diseases, Rheumatoid arthritis, worm infestation, diarrhea, cough, asthma, fever, bacterial infections, hemorrhoids, and gouty arthritis. Flower bud is commonly used as a vegetable.
Useful part : Flower bud

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