Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Peperomia pellucida

Botanical name : Peperomia pellucida Linn.
Family : Piperaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS

Toyakandha, Varshabhoo

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES

Rasa : Katu, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

English : Slate pencil plant.
Hindi :
Malayalam : Mashitandu chedi.

Distribution – Growing naturally throughout India, along roadsides and wastelands, in rainy seasons.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An annual herbaceous succulent plant grows up to 30 cm in height. Leaves simple, alternate, cordate-ovate, acuminate, and pubescent. Flowers very small, seen in short spikes, usually dioecious; fruits globose, one seeded berries.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, constipation, kidney diseases, urinary retention, disuria, urinary tract infections, emaciation, edema and general weakness.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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