Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spilanthes acmella

Botanical name : Spilanthes acmella (L.) C.B. Clarke ex Hook.
Family : Asteracea
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Suptichada, Dandasulakhna Danduri.
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Amla, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Tooth ache plant
Hindi :
Malayalam : Akrav, Palluvedanachedi
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A tender annual grows up to 40cm, with soft branching stems; leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, with wavy margins; flowers bright yellow in terminal heads. Flower process a tingling sensation while chewing. Seeds many, small compressed and brown colored.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, pain, arthritis, tooth ache, stomatitis, fungal infections, ulcer and general weakness.
Useful part : Leaves, Root, Fruits

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