Botanical name : Peperomia pellucida Linn.
Family : Piperaceae
Rasa : Katu, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Slate pencil plant.
Malayalam : Mashitandu chedi.
Distribution – Growing naturally throughout India, along roadsides and wastelands, in rainy seasons.
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.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, constipation, kidney diseases, urinary retention, disuria, urinary tract infections, emaciation, edema and general weakness.
Useful part : Whole plant.