Friday, September 4, 2009

Toddalia asiatica (Linn.) Lam.

Botanical name : Toddalia asiatica (Linn.) Lam.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Teekshnaksha, Kanchana

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild orange tree, Forest pepper
Hindi : Jangli kalimarich, Kanch
Malayalam : Mulakutali, Vallinarakam, Kara, Mulakutanni

Distribution – Throughout India, growing wild in dry areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A prickly climber grows over bushes and hedges. Leaves palmately compound, trifoliate, with oblong acute leaflets. Flowers white or greenish yellow in terminal or axillary panicles. Fruits sub-globose, fleshy, orange colored, with small seeds covered by mucilage.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, hemiplegia, malaria, colic, flatulence, diarrhea, wounds, ulcers, epilepsy and poison insect bites.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits.

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