Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Polygonatum cirrhifolium

Botanical name : Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall.) Royle.
Family : Liliaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Meda

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Meda
Hindi : Meda
Malayalam : Meda

Distribution – In Himalayan peninsula.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A glabrous herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves simple, alternate, sessile, acute and linear; flowers whitish or pale purple, 2-3 together; fruits blue black oblong berries, red when ripe

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, burning sensation, skin disease, cough, ulcers, fever and general debility.
Useful part : Root.

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