Saturday, September 5, 2009

Salacia reticulata

Botanical name : Salacia reticulata Wight.
Family : Hippocrateaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vairi, Peetika
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Ekanayakam, Ponkarandi, Korandi
Distribution – In dense evergreen forests throughout India.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A woody climber grows on bushes and hedges. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate oblong, acuminate, coriaceous, crenate, glabrous and shining. Flowers yellowish green in woody axillary tubercles; fruits globose, pinkish orange, contain 1-4 seeds immersed in pulp.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, urinary infection, diabetes, hemorrhoids, inflammations, leucorrhea, skin diseases, wounds, ulcers, flatulence, colic, and jaundice.
Useful part : Roots.

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