Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Marsilea quadrifolia

Botanical name : Marsilea quadrifolia Linn.
Family : Marsiliaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Sunishanna, Chatuspatri

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Caupatiya, Sunsuniya
Malayalam : Neeraral

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A creeping perennial herb with slender long dichotomously branching rhizome; rooting at the nodes. Leaves quadrifoliate, circinate, when young, petioles long, slender, flexible, lamina divided into four leaflets, sporocarps are bean like, born on short or long stalks inserted a short distance above the base of the petiole.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, cough, bronchitis, diabetes, psychiatric diseases, eye diseases, diarrhea and skin diseases.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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