Botanical name : Clinacanthus siamensis
Family : Acanthaceae
Sophaghni, Vishaghni, Vishalata
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Malayalam : Vishapacha, Vishahari
Distribution – Throughout Western Ghats growing as an undershrub.
A medium sized perennial shrub grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, acute or acuminate and slightly serrated, crowded at the end. Stem round, green colored, and turns grey when old. Plant blossom rarely, with small witish flowes. Reproduction mainly by vegetative manner.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, poison bites, inflammation, traumatic edema and swelling due to poison stings.
Useful part : Leaves, Root, Stem.