Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pavetta indica

Botanical name : Pavetta indica Linn
Family : Rubiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS

Papata, Tiyakphala

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

English :
Hindi : Papari
Malayalam : Pavatta, Malayamotti

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.

PLANT DESCRIPTION

A small woody shrub grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute-acuminate, pubescence, petiolate and stipulate. Flowers axillary or terminal cymes, white, fragrant and small. Fruits ovoid drupes.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, constipation, urinary retention, and edema, and skin diseases.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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