Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pajanelia longifolia K.Schum

Botanical name : Pajanelia longifolia K.Schum. (Pajnelia rheedii Wt.)
Family : Bignoniaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS

Brihat dunduka, Brihat syonaka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES

Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

English : Wild Trumpet tree
Hindi : Bandsnapatha, Ban syona
Malayalam : Azantha, Pajenili, Valiya palakappayani, Arlanta

Distribution – Growing wildly in deciduous forests, also cultivated as a supporting tree for pepper plants.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 18 meters in height. Leaves large, pinnate, with soft rachis, leaflets ovate or elliptic, acuminate, glabrous; flowers large, bluish purple outside and pinkish white within, seen in large erect racemes. Fruits flat capsule, about 80 cm long, enclosing many flat winged seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, inflammation, rheumatic arthritis, sprains, edema, neuralgia, colic, diarrhea, wounds and gouty arthritis.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Fruits Seeds.

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