Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Euphorbia thymifolia

Botanical name : Euphorbia thymifolia Linn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Lakhu dugdhi, Dugdhika, Raktabinducchada

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Duddhi, Dudhiya, Choti dudhi
Malayalam : Nilappala

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Small much branched annual herb found usually wet places and plains. Leaves simple, opposite, oblong or elliptic oblong, petiole short, involucres are axillary, solitary or 2-3 in an axil, stalk are very short. Fruits are capsule, seeds 4 angled with faint furrows.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, flatulence, constipation, chronic cough, asthma, bronchitis, skin disease. Plant has anti cancerous property.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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