Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Caesalpinia bonduc

Botanical name : Caesalpinia bonduc (Linn.) Roxb.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Latakaranja, Kuberakshi, Kandakikaranja, Karsha.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Fever nut
Hindi : Kandkeraj, Kantikaranja
Malayalam : Kazhanji

Distribution – Throughout India growing in waste land and coastal areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large thorny shrub grows up to 6 meters in height. Leaves bipinnate, large, pinnate 7 pairs, leaflets 3-8 pairs; flowers yellow, found in long pedunculated axillary racemes; fruits pods, covered with prickles all around; seeds oblong, hard and grey.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridosha, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, fever, cough, worms, flatulence, dyspepsia, jaundice, arthritis, splenomegaly and diabetes.
Useful part : Root, Bark, Leaves Seeds.

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