Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hugonia mystax

Botanical name : Hugonia mystax Linn.
Family : Linaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kamsamara

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Climbing flax
Hindi :
Malayalam : Kartotti, Motirakkanni

Distribution – Throughout India growing in dry forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large shrubby climber. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, elliptic-obovate; flowers yellow, axillary; fruits globose 3 seeded drupes.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, arthritis and inflammations.
Useful part : Roots

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