Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nergamia alata

Botanical name : Nergamia alata (Wight & Arn)
Family : Meliaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Triparni, Amlavally

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Goanese ipecacuanha
Hindi : Tinparni
Malayalam : Nilanarakam, Malayamukki

Distribution – Throughout India in waste lands

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small under shrub grows up to 30 cm in height. Roots are aromatic; leaves trifoliate, alternate with winged petioles, leaflets small, ovate; flowers white, solitary; fruits ovoid globose, 3 valved capsules; seeds curved and both ends truncated.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, migraine, cough, asthma, bronchitis, splenomegaly, pruritus, dysentery, dyspepsia, anemia and chronic fevers. Plant has anti malarial property.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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