Botanical name : Eriocaulon sp. Linn.
Family : Eriocaulaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Broom plant
Malayalam : Chootu, Choot
Distribution – Along riversides and wet areas, throughout India.
An annual herb grows up to 30 cm in height. Leaves long linear lanceolate, arises from compressed basal stem. Flowers in small whitish head, at the tip of long flower stalk.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, inflammation, fever, prutitus, jaundice and urinary system diseases. Long flower stalks in bundle is using as broom to clean sacred places, in India.
Useful part : Whole plant.