Botanical name : Sebastiana chamaelia Muell.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Katu, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Malayalam : Odiyavanakku, Kodiyavanakku, Njettavanakku
Distribution – Throughout India, as a weed in wastelands, roadsides.
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.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, leucorrhea and skin diseases. .
Useful part : Whole plant.