Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lycopersicon esculentum

Botanical name : Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Family : Solanaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Raktamachi

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Amla
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Tomato
Hindi : Tamatar
Malayalam : Takkali

Distribution – Cultivated throughout India

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small annual herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, curled, leaflets acute or acuminate; flowers yellow, in axillary cymes. Fruits globose, pale green when young, and red on ripening, contain many small seeds embedded in fleshy palcentum.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, dyspepsia, anorexia, constipation, skin diseases, stomatitis, hepatitis and general debility.
Useful part : Fruits

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