Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Botanical name : Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.
Family : Malvaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Japa, Ondrapuspi, Ragapuspi

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Shlasna
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Gudahal
Malayalam : Chemparatty

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An evergreen woody shrub grows up to 8 meters in height. Leaves simple, bright green, ovate and serrate towards the end. Flowers are beautiful, solitary and axillary.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, cough, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, pruritus, burning sensation, fever, alopecia and dandruff.
Useful part : Root, Fruit.

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