Botanical name : Crinum latifolium Linn.
Family : Liliaceae
Chakrangi, Dodhyani, Maduparnika, Somavalli
Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Kshara
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild onion
Malayalam : Kattulli, Valiya kattulli
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild, also cultivated in gardens.
A glabrous annual herb with perennial underground bulbs. Leaves simple, linear lanceolate, acute, lorate and crowded at the base. Flower terminal, whitish, and glabrous, seen on long terminal spikes. Fruits ovate and irregularly deciduous capsules. Underground bulbs are whitish or pale yellow, grows up to 15 cm in diameter.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, edema, earache, arthritis, callosity, hemorrhoids, and used as an emitting drug for children.
Useful part : Underground bulb.