Thursday, September 10, 2009

Breynia rhamnoides


Botanical name : Breynia rhamnoides Muell.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Aruni

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian snow berry
Hindi : Kamuni, Surasaruni
Malayalam : Chuvanna niruri, Kattu niruri

Distribution – Throughout south India growing wild in planes.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large shrub grows up to 4 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate lanceolate and acute. Flowers very small, axillary and unisexual. Fruits small globose grayish green, become red when ripe, contain single globose seed.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, tonsillitis, hemorrhage, menorrhagia, leucorrhea, edema, diabetes, and dental caries.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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