Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spermacoce hispida

Botanical name : Spermacoce hispida Linn.
Family : Rubiaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vasuka, Booka
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Ushna (Mild)
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Tartaval, Kudalchurukki, Nattachuri
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in wastelands
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small spreading herb with quadrangular stem. Leaves simple, opposite, sessile, oblong-elliptic and rough; flowers small, whitish, in stipular cup, fruits capsules.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, arthritis, colic, dyspepsia and general debility. Its decoction is used for rapid evolution of uterus after parturition.
Useful part : Whole plant

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