Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crataeva magna

Botanical name : Crataeva magna (Lour.) DC.
Family : Capparaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Varuna, Pasugandha, Asmarighna, Tikta

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Three-leaved caper
Hindi : Barun,Barna
Malayalam : Neermathalam,Neerval

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A deciduous tree grows up to 7-9 m. height, leaves compound, 3-foliate, leaflets ovate, 5-13 cm long, flowers large, greenish white, polygamous, in dense terminal corymbs, stamens are longer than the petals, fruits fleshy, ovoid berry, seeds are embedded in pulp

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, renal and vesical caliculi, asthma and bronchitis.
Useful part : Leaves, Bark

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