Thursday, September 3, 2009

Urena lobata Linn.

Botanical name : Urena lobata Linn.
Family : Malvaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Sakhee, Kandakeephala
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Aramina
Hindi : Lotloti, Kunjia
Malayalam : Oorpam, Vatoorpam, Oorpan, Oorpanam, Utiram
Distribution – Growing naturally along roadsides and wastelands throughout India.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect annual or biennial herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, deeply lobed, base chordate; flowers solitary, axillary, and pale yellow, Fruits trivalved, covered with sticky bristles.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, colic, cough, bronchitis, dry cough, asthma, low back pain, arthritis, consumption and general weakness.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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