Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sarcostigma kleinii

Botanical name : Sarcostigma kleinii Wight & Arn.
Family : Lcacinaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Ingudi
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Vellayodal, Odal, Valliyodal, Oda
Distribution – Throughout the dense forests in the Western Ghats. .
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large perennial woody climber grows up on large trees. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong-lanceolate; flowers small, yellow in axillary spicate racemes. Fruits bright orange drupes, fleshy, contains single embedded stony seed. Oil is extracted from seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, arthritis, anorexia, worm infestation, skin diseases, hysteria, epilepsy, ulcers, and headache.
Useful part : Bark, Oil, Leaves.

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