Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hedyotis herbacea

Botanical name : Hedyotis herbacea Linn.
Family : Rubiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Chayaparpatika, Kshudraparpata

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Paper bhed
Malayalam : Nonganam pullu

Distribution – In the moist place in India, grows as a weed.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect annual or biennial herb, grows up to 30 cm in height. Leaves are solitary, small, opposite, acute and lanceolate; flowers small, white and solitary found in axillary cymes. Seeds ellipsoid.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, inflammation, fever, pain, burning sensation, filariasis, ulcer and hydrocele.
Useful part : Whole plant

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