Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pseudarthria viscida

Botanical name : Pseudarthria viscida W&A
Family : Fabaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Prsniparni, Chitraparni, Guha, Kandabahula

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Pidhavan, Deerkhamoola, Ekamoola
Malayalam : Moovila

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Note: In north India, the plant Uraria picta of Fabaceae family is taking as prsniparni.
A semi erect, pubescent, perennial shrub grows up to 50 cm to 1 meter in height. Branches are covered with whitish hairs. Leaves are hairy, compound; trifoliate, terminal leaflet rhomboid ovate, lateral ones are obliquely ovate or oblong. Flowers are purplish or pink, small numerous, found on terminal and axillary spikes. Fruits pods, flattened and covered with hairs, seeds 4-6

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies tridoshas, cough, asthma, fever, dysentery, cardiac ailments, rheumatoid arthritis and aid in fast healing of fractured bone.
Useful part : Roots

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