Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oxalis corniculata

Botanical name : Oxalis corniculata Linn.
Family : Oxalidaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Changeri, Amlapatri

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Amla, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Snigda
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian sorrel
Hindi : Tinapatiya, Amrulsak
Malayalam : Puliyaral, Puliyarila

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An annual herb found in moist locations. Plant is an semi erect creeping acid herb, grows up to 20 cm in height. Leaves palmately compound, trifoliate, long stalked, flowers yellow, axillary fruits are cylindrical capsules, seeds numerous.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vata, kapha, dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, dysentery, diarrhea, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, hepatitis and burning sensation.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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