Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stevia rubodiyana

Botanical name : Stevia rubodiyana Linn.
Family : Asteraceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Svaduchada, Bhoomisarkara, Sarkarachada.
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Stevia
Hindi :
Malayalam : Stevia
Distribution –Cultivated in some parts of India, especially Karnataka, Kerala etc.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small herbaceous plant grows up to 50 cm in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, membranous, short petioled and very sweet to taste, flowers white, small, seen in terminal inflorescence.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, diabetes, hypertension, dental caries, skin diseases, and bacterial and viral infections.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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