Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Murraya koenigi

Botanical name : Murraya koenigii (Linn) Spreng.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Surabhinimba, Kaidarya, Kalasaka, Krishnanimba

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Curry leaf tree
Hindi : Kariaipak, Mithanim, Katnim
Malayalam : Kariveppu, Karuveppu

Distribution – Throughout India cultivated as well as growing wild, up to an elevation of 1000 m.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small aromatic tree with dark grey bark. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate leaflets alternate, obliquely ovate, gland dotted and aromatic; flowers white in terminal corymbose cymes, fragrant; fruits subglobose berries dark purple when ripe. 2 seeded.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, burning sensation, pruritis, skin diseases, anorexia, dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, stomatis and ulcers.
Useful part : Root, Bark, Leaves.

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