Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Naravelia zeylanica

Botanical name : Naravelia zeylanica (Linn.) DC.
Family : Ranunculaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Dhanavalli, Vatanasini.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Samaseetoshna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Vatanasini
Malayalam : Vatakkodi, Poytalachi, Karuppakkodi, Talavedanavalli

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes, in hedges and undergrowths.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A climbing perennial shrub with tuberous root, and long tendrils. Levaes trifoliate, terminal leaflet modified into a 3 branched tendril. Leaflets ovate-lanceolate, serrate; flowers yellow, fragrant, in axillary and terminal panicles. Ruits achenes, ending in feathery tails.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammation, skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, headache, colic, wounds and ulcers.
Useful part : Whole plant

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