Saturday, September 5, 2009

Scoparia dulcis

Botanical name : Scoparia dulcis Linn.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Pashanabheda, Asmaghni
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Kallurukki, Meenangani, Sanyasipacha, Rishibhaksha
Distribution – Growing naturally in many parts of India as a weed.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, renal and vesical calculus, inflammation, fever, wounds, ulcer, skin diseases, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea and leucorrhea.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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