Thursday, September 10, 2009

Borreria articularis


Botanical name : Borreria articularis (Linn.f.) F.N.Will.
Family : Rubiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vasuka, Madanghanta, Pasupata

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Snigdha, Picchila, Lakhu
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Shaggy button plant
Hindi : Vasuka
Malayalam : Kudalchurukki, Tartaval, Taravuchedi

Distribution – Growing wild in many parts of India

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A creeping much branched annual herb. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute, and sessile with ridges. Flowers axillary sessile, in clusters. Fruits small capsule, contain small seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, arthritis, pain, muscle ache, edema, trauma, indigestion, colic, skin disease, menorrhagia, and leucorrhea
Useful part : Whole plant.

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