Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Callicarpa macrophylla

Botanical name : Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl.
Family : Verbenaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Priyangu, Phalini

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Priyangu, Daiya
Malayalam : Njazhal poo, Njazhal

Distribution – Found in Western Ghats and Himalayan peninsula.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large shrub or small tree grows up to 6 meters in height. Leaves simple opposite, ovate and acute; flowers rose colored in axillary cymes; fruits are small drupes.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diarrhea, arthritis, burning sensation, ulcers, poisonous bites and blackish discoloration on face.
Useful part : Flowers, Fruits.

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