Saturday, September 5, 2009

Solanum anguivi

Botanical name : Solanum anguivi Lam.
Family : Solanaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Brihati, Simhi
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Poison berry
Hindi : Barhanta
Malayalam : Putharichunda, Cheruchunda
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A prickly shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, ovate, lobed, prickly on both surfaces; flowers pale blue or white, in axillary cyme. Fruits globose berries, greenish yellow, contain large number of small smooth compressed seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, skin diseases, urinary retention, fever, cough, asthma, dysmenorrhea, colic, flatulence and constipation.
Useful part : Root, Fruit.

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