Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eupatorium triplinerve

Botanical name : Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl. (Eupatorium ayapana Vent)
Family : Asteraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Ayaparna, Ajaparna

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Ayapana tea
Hindi : Ayapan
Malayalam : Ayyappana, Ayyambana, Vishapacha

Distribution – A native of Brazil; migrated to India; found in moist localities.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect annual herb, grows up to 90 cm in height. Leaves simple, opposite, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, subsessile; flowers light blue, tubular coryms; fruits 5 sided truncated.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, dyspepsia, hemorrhage, hemoptysis, menorrhagia, wounds, edema, ulcers, stomatitis, cardiac debility, skin diseases, poison bites, cough, asthma, bronchitis and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant

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