Botanical name : Clitoria ternatea Linn (Blue variety)
Family : Fabaceae
Sankapushpam, Aparajita, Girikarnika.
Rasa : Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Blue Clitoria flower
Hindi : Aparajit
Malayalam : Neela Samkupushpam, Aral, Malayamukki.
A good looking perennial herb twinner. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, leaflets 5 – 7, sub coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, flowers blue, solitary, axillary or in facicles, fruits nearly straight flattened pods. Seeds 6-10 smooth yellowish brown.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, migraine, skin diseases, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, ascites, ulcers and fever, jaundice and skin diseases. Seeds are used in abdominal cramps. Promote intellect.
Useful part : Root, leaves, seeds