Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sida retusa

Botanical name : Sida retusa (Linn.) Borssum
Family : Malvaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Bala, Vadyala, Kharayashti, Mahasamanga
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Sara, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Common sida
Hindi : Bariyar, Janglimedhi
Malayalam : Kurumtotti
Distribution – Found as a weed, at warmer parts of India.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A semi woody, erect undershrub grows up to 50 cm in height. Leaves short petioled, obovate, truncate often retuse and serrate; flowers yellowish white, solitary, axillary. Fruits enclosed in persistent calyx, seeds brown and smooth.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas, arthritis, asthma, cough, flatulence, colic, burning sensation, hemorrhoids, intermittent fever and general debility.
Useful part : Root, Leaves

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