Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eclipta prostrata

Botanical name : Eclipta prostrata (Linn) Linn.
Family : Asteraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Keshabringa, Bringaraja, Bringa, Angaraka, Kesaranjana

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Ruksha, Tikshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Trailing eclipta
Hindi : Bangrah, Moprant
Malayalam : Kayyoni

PLANT DESCRIPTION
It is an erect prostrate annual herb grows up to 70 cm height. Stems are soft and fleshy. Branches are few. Leaves are simple and opposite, Flowers are in head inflorescence. Fruits are akene.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, reduces pain, promote hair growth, stimulate the functions of liver, heal and clean ulcers and increase eye sight.
Useful part : Plant as a whole.

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