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