Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Clerodendrum paniculatum

Botanical name : Clerodendrum paniculatum Linn.
Family : Verbenaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Krishnakireeta

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Red pagoda plant
Hindi :
Malayalam : Krishnakireetam, Hanuman kireetam

Distribution – Growing naturally in shady places, throughout India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect annual or biennial herb grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, lobed, chordate, hairy and membranous. Flowers bright orange, seen in long terminal branched spikes. Fruits small berries.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammation, ulcers, wounds and skin diseases.
Useful part : Whole plant

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