Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Euphorbia ligularia

Botanical name : Euphorbia ligularia Roxb.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Snuhi, Samandadudga, Sehunda

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Leafy Spurge, Milk hedge
Hindi : Sehunda, Dhusar
Malayalam : Kalli, Ilakkalli

Distribution
Throughout India, especially in dry areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A fleshy, branched shrub grows up to 5 meters in height. Stems are green colored, round and latex can be found everywhere. Leaves are fleshy, deciduous, obovate, acute, and spathulate, crowded at tip of branches. Involucres usually three, in short peduncle. Fruits are tricoccus, with small greenish seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, skin diseases, constipation, fistula, hemorrhoids, arthritis, ulcers, asthma, edema, toxin, ascites and stomach distension. It pacifies vitiated blood.
Useful part : Latex, Leaves, Root, Fruits

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