Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Myxopyrum serratulum

Botanical name : Myxopyrum serratulum A.W.Hill.
Family : Oleaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Hemamalati, Chaturdharalata

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Peelachameli
Malayalam : Chaturamulla, Chaturavalli

Distribution – In evergreen forests of Western Ghats

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large woody climbing shrub with quadrangular stems. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic and serrate. Flowers yellow in axillary or terminal panicles. Fruits obovoid berries with 2 seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, cough, asthma, arthritis, headache, low back pain, fever, neuropathy and wounds.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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