Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Evolvulus alsinoides

Botanical name : Evolvulus alsinoides (Linn.) Linn
Family : Convolvulaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Harikranta, Vishnukranta

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Syamakrantha,Vishnukrantha
Malayalam : Vishnukranthi,Krsnakranthi

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small perennial herb having a woody root stock from where the branches arise. Leaves –simple, alternate, elliptic-oblong. Stem and leaves are clothed with small hairs; flowers bluish in color, seen in pairs or sometimes solitary, axillary; fruits globose, 4-valved drooping capsules.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
The plant pacifies vitiated pitta, asthma, falling and graying of hair, general debility and memory loss.
Parts used: whole plant

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