Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Desmodium trifolium

Botanical name : Desmodium trifolium (Linn.) DC
Family : Fabaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Tripadi

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Kudaliya
Malayalam : Nilamparanda

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small perennial much branched prostrate herb with slender stem and rooting at nodes. Leaves trifoliate, leaflets are obovate, cuneate, and rarely rounded. Flowers are pink or white; fruits pods.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, cough, bronchitis wounds, sores, pruritus, dysentery, flatulence and burning sensation.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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