Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sebastiana chamaelia

Botanical name : Sebastiana chamaelia Muell.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kshudreranda, Bhumiyeranda
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Odiyavanakku, Kodiyavanakku, Njettavanakku
Distribution – Throughout India, as a weed in wastelands, roadsides.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small undershrub grows up to 30 cm in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, acute, and pubescent. Flowers yellowish, very small, unisexual; fruits three chambered with spiny tubercles, contain small ovate seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, leucorrhea and skin diseases. .
Useful part : Whole plant.

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