Thursday, September 3, 2009

Urtica parviflora Roxb.

Botanical name : Urtica parviflora Roxb.
Family : Urticaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kanjee, Drona, Kutumbakam, Kumbhayoni, Mahadrona
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Madhura, Lavana
Guna : Guru, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Phlomis
Hindi : Gooma
Malayalam : Aanathumba, Aanathoova, Kanjithoova
Distribution – Throughout India, in wet waste lands as a weed.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect biennial herb grows up to 60 cm in height. Leaves are solitary, alternate, dentate, chordate base, with minute hairs, which produce intense itching when touched. Flowers are minute, greenish yellow, seen in long axillary panicles, with numerous minute seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, fever, hemorrhoids, arthritis, rheumatic fever, and malaria. Tender leaves are used as vegetable.
Useful part : Leaves.

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