Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Botanical name : Clerodendrum viscosum (Linn.)
Family : Verbenaceae
Brahmanayashtika, Kharashakha, Padma, Kasajith, Barbura
Rasam : Tikta, Katu
Gunam : Lakhu, Rooksha
Viryam : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Bharangi
Malayalam : Cheruthekku
A slightly woody shrub with bluntly quadrangular stems and branches, leaves usually three at a node, sometimes opposite oblong or elliptic, serrate; flowers blue, many in long cylindrical thyrsus; fruits 4 lobed purple durpe, somewhat succulent with one pyrene in each lobe.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, inflammations, anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, helminthiasis, cough, asthma, bronchitis, hiccough, chronic skin diseses, leucoderma, leprosy and fevers. The leaves can be used or external application in headache.
Useful part : Root and Leaves.