Botanical name : Monochoria vaginalis Presl.
Family : Pontederiaceae
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Neelolpal
Malayalam : Karinkoovalam, Neelolpalam
Distribution – Throughout India growing in marshy areas.
A perennial aquatic herb grown abundantly in marshy areas. Leaves simple, long petioled, succulent, linear-ovate, reniform; flowers blue showy, found in subspicate racemes. Fruits are capsule, containing small numerous seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burns, and scalds, burning sensations, general debility, fever, hemorrhage, cough and scurvy.
Useful part : Roots, leaves.