Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saccharum arundinaceum

Botanical name : Saccharum arundinaceum Retz.
Family
: Poaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Charuka, Shara, Munja, Ekshuraka
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Devil sugarcane, Reedy sugarcane.
Hindi : Ramsar
Malayalam : Ama, Munjapullu, Mekhalapullu
Distribution – Throughout India, growing wild in waste lands
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A big sized grass grows up to 3 meters in height. Leaves long, pointed; inflorescence large, up to 60 cm long, silvery white, with paired spikelets.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, burning sensation, skin diseases, edema, and kidney diseases.
Useful part : Roots, Stems.

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