Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cucumis sativus

Botanical name : Cucumis sativus Linn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Trapusa

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Cucumber, Common cucumber
Hindi : Kheera
Malayalam : Vellari

Distribution – Cultivated throughout India as a vegetable.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An annual trailer herb. Leaves simple, alternate, cordate, lobed, hairy on both surfaces; flowers yellow unisexual, male clustered, female solitary, fruits cylindrical or oval sized, with numerous small cream colored seeds within.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, edema, kidney diseases, fever, insomnia, headache, burning sensation, jaundice, hemorrhages, urinary retention constipation, calculus and general debility.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves

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