Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Clinacanthus siamensis

Botanical name : Clinacanthus siamensis
Family : Acanthaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Sophaghni, Vishaghni, Vishalata

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Vishapacha, Vishahari

Distribution – Throughout Western Ghats growing as an undershrub.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, poison bites, inflammation, traumatic edema and swelling due to poison stings.
Useful part : Leaves, Root, Stem.

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