Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Calycopteris floribunda

Botanical name : Calycopteris floribunda Lam.
Family : Combretaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Sushavi

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Snigdha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Kokkare
Malayalam : Pullani, Pullanji, Varavalli

Distribution – Throughout India in deciduous forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large woody climbing shrub grows spreading over trees. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic-ovate, acute or acuminate; flowers yellowish green, in pubescent terminal panicles. Fruits one seeded, crowned by persistent calyx lobe.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, skin diseases, burning sensation, constipation, worms, colic, malaria, ulcers, jaundice, pruritus and erysipelas.
Useful part : Leaves, Fruits.

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