Botanical name : Loranthus falcatus (Linn.f) Etting. (Dendrophthoe falcate Linn.f.)
Family : Loranthaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Mistletoe
Hindi : Banda
Malayalam : Ittil, Ittakkanni
Distribution – Throughout India, grows as a stem parasite.
A stem parasite plant grows depending on large trees. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, acute, and oblong-lanceolate; flowers red or scarlet in short axillary racemes. Fruits ovoid berries, crowned by persistent calyx.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, urinary retention, kidney diseases, asthma, cough, menstrual disorders, edema, wounds, ulcers, kidney stones, and sleeplessness.
Useful part : Whole plant.