Botanical name : Scoparia dulcis Linn.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Malayalam : Kallurukki, Meenangani, Sanyasipacha, Rishibhaksha
Distribution – Growing naturally in many parts of India as a weed.
An errect annual herb grows up to 30 cm in height. Leaves simple, opposite or a whorl of three, ovate or rhomboid and serrate. Flowers axillary, solitary, dull white and small. Fruits are small round pods, contains numerous small seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, renal and vesical calculus, inflammation, fever, wounds, ulcer, skin diseases, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea and leucorrhea.
Useful part : Whole plant.