Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hedyotis corymbosa

Botanical name : Hedyotis corymbosa (Linn.) Lam.
Family : Rubiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Parpata, Parpataka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Daman pappar, Pitpapra
Malayalam : Parpatakapullu, Parpatakam

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Much spreading annual grows up to 40 cm in height, with erect spreading slender stems. Leaves simple, opposite, subsessile, narrow with recurved margins. Flowers white in pairs or in clusters of three, with long peduncle; fruits are capsules, globose or pyriform, seeds minute, pale brown, angular.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, fever, depression, jaundice, giddiness, flatulence, colic, constipation, skin diseases, cough, bronchitis and hepatitis.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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