Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ziziphus oenoplia (Linn.) Mill

Botanical name: Ziziphus oenoplia (Linn.) Mill.
Family : Rhamnaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Karkandhu


AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Jackal jujube
Hindi : Kakkay
Malayalam : Tudali, Tudari, Cheriyalanta

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A spreading thorny shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, acute, oblique; flowers green, in subsessile axillary cymes. Fruits globose drupes, black, contain single seed.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, worms, peptic ulcer, stomach pain and wounds.
Useful part : Roots

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