Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Euphorbia tirucalli

Botanical name : Euphorbia tirucalli Linn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Snuhi, Samandadudga

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Round Spurge
Hindi : Sehunda, Dhusar
Malayalam : Kalli

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A shrub grows up to 9 meters in height. Stems are green colored, round and latex can be found everywhere. Leaves are very small, often leaves are absent in matured stems. Plant flowers very rarely. Flowers are greenish yellow. Fruits are capsule, 6-8 cm length. .

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

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