Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Glycosmis arborea

Botanical name : Glycosmis arborea (Roxb.) DC.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Asvasakhota, Kupilu

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Potali, Girgiti
Malayalam : Panal, Kuttippanal

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in dense forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized shrub grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves imparipinnately compound, alternate, gland doted and entire, flowers small, white and seen axillary panicles; fruits pulpy, globose rose berries containing globose seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammations, traumatic inflammations, fever, cough, arthritis, skin diseases, and jaundice.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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