Saturday, September 5, 2009

Strobilanthes heynianus Nees

Botanical name: Strobilanthes heynianus Nees (Strobilanthes ciliatus Nees)
Family : Acanthaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Sahachara, Sairayea, Daasi.
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Snigda
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Strobilanthus
Hindi : Karvi
Malayalam : Karimkurunji
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A slender shrub grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves are opposite, dark green, elliptic and acuminate in both ends. Flowers are white, small, seen in leaf axillary spikes. Fruits are rare. Propagation mainly by vegetative manner.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, skin diseases, impotency and diabetes. It is a detoxifier of vitiated blood. .
Useful part : Plant as a whole.

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