Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Phyllanthus amarus Schum

Botanical name : Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Tamalaki, Bhoomyamalaki, Bhoodhatri, Bahupatra.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Jangli amli, Jaramla
Malayalam : Keezharnelli, Kirutanelli

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An annual herb with slender leaf-bearing branches. Leaves numerous, subsessile, elliptic; flowers yellowish green, axillary, males in groups of 1-3, females solitary; fruits small, globose, seen underneath the branches and having 3 seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta and kapha, anorexia, jaundice, intermittent fevers, urinary retention, constipation, ulcers and wounds
Useful part : whole plant

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