Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Justicia gendarussa

Botanical name : Justicia gendarussa Burm.f.
Family : Acanthaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vataghni

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Nilinirgundi, Udisambhalu
Malayalam : Vatamkolli

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small erect shrub grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves simple, opposite, lanceolate, glabrous, short petioled dark violet green above. Flowers small, white, with purple spots within, in long spikes; fruits glabrous capsules.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, inflammation, arthritis, headache, hemiplegia, facial paralysis, migraine, cough, bronchitis, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, fever, ascites, and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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