Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Leea indica

Botanical name : Leea indica (Burm.f.) Merr.
Family : Leeaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Chatri, Kukkurajihva

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Kukurajihva
Malayalam : Njazhuku, Njallu, Kudanjezhuku, Maniperandi

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in evergreen forests

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An evergreen large shrub or small tree, growing up to 8 meters in height. Leaves large, compound, imparipinnate, leaflets oblong or elliptic-oblong, irregularly serrate, flowers white in corymbose cymes, fruits black or purple globular berries.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, diarrhea, dysentery, colic, ulcers, skin diseases, and vertigo.
Useful part : Root, Leaves.

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