Botanical name : Vigna sublobata (Linn.) Wilczek.
Family : Fabaceae
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild black gram
Hindi : Banoord
Malayalam : Kattuzhunnu,
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes, and hills up to 350 meters of elevation.
A small, sub erect twinner, with slender stem. Leaves trifoliate, with long petiole, leaflets sub ovate or rhomboid, silky hairy on both sides; flowers yellow, in short axillary racemes; fruits cylindric 3-4 cm long, pubescent, two valved pods. Seeds 8-10 per pod, dark brown.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, skin diseases, inflammation, cough, hemiplegia, fever and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant (sometimes root only)