Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Phyllanthus reticulatus

Botanical name : Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Poolika, Krishnakamboji

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Pancholi, Makhi
Malayalam : Niroori, Niroli

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild and as a hedge plant.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large shrub grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong, obtuse, thin; flowers unisexual, axillary, fruits purplish containing seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diabetes, burning sensation, burns, skin diseases, obesity and urinary retention.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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