Friday, September 4, 2009

Taivetia neerifolia Juss

Botanical name : Taivetia neerifolia Juss
Family : Apocynaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Karaveera, Peetakaraveera, Asvaghna, Asvamaraka, Hayamaraka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian oleander, Yellow oleander
Hindi : Kaner, Karber
Malayalam : Manja arali, Kanaveeram, Karaveeram

Distribution – Throughout India, cultivated.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An evergreen shrub grows up to 7-10 meters in height. Leaves three in a whorl, linear-lanceolate, acute, and yellowish green. Flowers pale yellow colored and fragrant; fruits globose and 4 chambered.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, skin diseases, arthritis, pruritus, and ulcers, for external use. Internal use will cause toxic symptoms.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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