Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Euphorbia hirta

Botanical name : Euphorbia hirta Linn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Dugdhika, Kshirini, Ksheeravi, Svaduparni

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
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

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, rakta, asthma, skin diseases, fever, cough, and anorexia. It has aphrodisiac property.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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