Friday, September 4, 2009

Tricopus zeilanicus

Botanical name : Tricopus zeilanicus
Family :

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Jeevani, Rishi bhojyam

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Virya : Ushna
Prabhava : Ojo Vardhana

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Jeevani
Hindi : Jeevani
Malayalam : Arogyapacha

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Plant mainly found in dense forests in Western Ghats. Small perennial herb grows up to 30 cm in height. Leaves are dark green colored, triangular and smooth. Leaves arises form underground shoot. Flowers are very small. Fruits are dark brown similar to the cardamom fruits. The unripe fruits are edible.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacify vitiated kapha, retain vigor and vitality, relieve anxiety, prevent body changes due to ageing, expels accumulated poisons, Immuno-modulatory and aphrodisiac. Fruits suppress hunger and relive exhaustion.
Useful part : Leaves, Fruits

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