Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mitragyna parvifolia

Botanical name : Mitragyna parvifolia (Roxb.) Korth. (Stephegyne parvifolia Roxb.)
Family : Rubiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vitana

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Anushnaseeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Kaim
Hindi : Kayim, Kaddam
Malayalam : Veembu, Neerkadambu, Rose kadambu

Distribution – Throughout India in deciduous forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium to large sized deciduous tree grows up to 25 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic, cordate of obovate, acute or acuminate, glabrous on both sides. Flowers greenish yellow fragrant in globose heads. Fruits oblong capsules.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, internal or external hemorrhages, muscle pain, skin diseases, fever, inflammations, infections and fever.
Useful part : Root, Bark, Leaves.

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