Botanical name : Lepidium sativum Linn.
Family : Cruciferae
Chandrasoora, Chandrika, Vasapushpa, Pasumehanakarika
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Garden cress, Common cress
Hindi : Chanasura, Halima
Malayalam : Aasali
Distribution – Throughout India cultivated as well as growing wild.
An erect, annual herb grows up to 50 cm height. Leaves variously lobed, entire, leaves in lower part are petiolate, and upper sessile; flowers white small and found in recemes. Fruits obovate pods, about 5 mm long, with two seeds per pods
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, urinary retention, colic, indigestion, painful diarrhea, pain, and arthritis and work as a stimulant. It induces production of breast milk.
Useful part : Root, Leave, Seeds.