Botanical name : Desmodium gangeticum DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Salaparni, Guha, Sthira
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Sarivan
Malayalam : Orila
An erect, branched shrub grows up to 1 meter in height. Stem is woody with numerous prostrate branches and covered with soft hairs. Leaves are single, ovate-lanceolate, and covered with numerous gray hairs. Flowers white, purple or lilac found in elongated terminal or axillary recemes. Fruits are moniliform 6-8 joined pods. Joints separate when ripe into one seeded segments. Seeds are compressed reniform.
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas, edema and cardiomyopathy. Plant has detoxifying property. .
Useful part : Roots or plant as a whole.