Botanical name : Euphorbia antiquorum Linn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Snuhi, Vajrakandaka, Tridhara
Rasa : Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Triangular spurge
Hindi : Tridara
Malayalam : Chaturakkalli, Chaturakalli
Throughout India, especially in dry areas.
A fleshy, branched shrub grows up to 5 meters in height. Stems are green colored, 3-5 winged, latex, having sharp spines on nodes. Leaves are small, deciduous. Involucres usually three, Fruits are capsules.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, skin diseases, constipation, arthritis, ear ache, ulcers, asthma, edema, toxin, neuropathy, ascites and stomach distension.
Useful part : Root, Juice.