Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Euphorbia antiquorum

Botanical name : Euphorbia antiquorum Linn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Snuhi, Vajrakandaka, Tridhara

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Triangular spurge
Hindi : Tridara
Malayalam : Chaturakkalli, Chaturakalli

Distribution
Throughout India, especially in dry areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, skin diseases, constipation, arthritis, ear ache, ulcers, asthma, edema, toxin, neuropathy, ascites and stomach distension.
Useful part : Root, Juice.

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