Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rhinacanthus nasuta

Botanical name : Rhinacanthus nasuta (Linn.)Kurz.
Family : Acanthaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS

Yudhikaparni, Yoodhikaparni
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Palakjuhi, Juyipani
Malayalam : Nagamulla, Puzhukkolli, Ottakkal mudandi

Distribution – Throughout India growing in waste lands.

PLANT DESCRIPTION

A small beautiful perennial shrub grows up to 0.5 meter in height. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic-lanceolate, acute; flowers white in lax terminal panicles; fruits small narrow, pointed, 4 seeded capsules.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, fungal skin diseases, obesity, intestinal worms, ulcers, eczema, prickly heat, inflammation and malignancy.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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