Thursday, September 3, 2009

Uvaria narum (Dunal) Well. ex Wight

Botanical name : Uvaria narum (Dunal) Well. ex Wight.
Family : Annonaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Neelavalli, Valeeshakhota

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta.

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Narumpanal, Kureel

Distribution – In the dense evergreen forests of Western Ghats.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large climbing shrub with woody stems. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, acute, glabrous both sides; flowers reddish, solitary, terminal or axillary; seeds chestnut brown.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, eczema, itching, varicose vein, hemorrhoids, jaundice, inflammation, and fever.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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