Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eriocaulon sp.

Botanical name : Eriocaulon sp. Linn.
Family : Eriocaulaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Choota, Chootatrina

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Broom plant
Hindi :
Malayalam : Chootu, Choot

Distribution – Along riversides and wet areas, throughout India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
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.

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