Botanical name : Nymphaea nouchali Burn.f.
Family : Nymphaeceae
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian water lily
Hindi : Kanval, Kokka
Malayalam : Aampal
A large perennial aquatic herb with short round rhizomes. Leaves floating, peltate, flowers are large, beautiful and varies in color from pure white to deep red. Fruits spongy, many seeded berries, seeds are grayish black when dry.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, diarrhea, dysentery, cardiac debility, skin diseases, and general debility.
Useful part : Rhizomes, Flowers, Seeds.