Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Plectranthus amboinicus

Botanical name : Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.
Family : Lamiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Karpooravalli, Sugandhavalakam

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Lavana, Kshara
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian borage
Hindi : Pathar choor
Malayalam : Panikkoorkka,Kannikkoorkka

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A perennial herb grows up to a height of 30-60 cm; leaves simple, opposite, ovate, fleshy and aromatic; flowers pale purplish in dense whorls at distant intervals in a long slender raceme;

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, stomachache, cough, otalgia, flatulence, fever, and diarrhea especially in children
Useful part : Leaves.

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