Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cida cordata

Botanical name : Cida cordata (Burm.f.) Borssum. (S.veronicaefolia Lam)
Family : Malvaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Nagabala, Bhumibala

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Snake mallow.
Hindi : Bananiyar, Bhyunli
Malayalam : Vallikkuruntotti, Nagabala

Distribution – Throughout India found in roadsides and wastelands.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A much branched hairy herb with slender trailing branches. Leaves long petioled, cordate, with hairs; flowers pale yellow, usually solitary, found in axils. Fruits schizocarp within the persistent calyx. Seeds brownish.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas, arthritis, leucorrhoea, urinary infection, asthma, cough, bronchitis, diarrhea, burning sensation, and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant

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