Botanical name : Euphorbia hirta Linn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Dugdhika, Kshirini, Ksheeravi, Svaduparni
Rasa : Madhura, Lavana
Guna : Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Seeta, Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Asthma weed, Cats hair, Pill – bearing spurge.
Hindi : Lal dudhi
Malayalam : Chittirappala
Small annual herb found in wet areas. Plant is pubescent, obovate- lanceolate, small petioled, with minute glands. Inflorescences seen in leaf axils. Seeds are capsules, compressed and small. Plant blossoms almost all time.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, rakta, asthma, skin diseases, fever, cough, and anorexia. It has aphrodisiac property.
Useful part : Whole plant.