Botanical name : Marsilea quadrifolia Linn.
Family : Marsiliaceae
Rasa : Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Caupatiya, Sunsuniya
Malayalam : Neeraral
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.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, cough, bronchitis, diabetes, psychiatric diseases, eye diseases, diarrhea and skin diseases.
Useful part : Whole plant.