Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Ekanayakam - Salacia reticulata

Ekanayakam - Salacia reticulata

Properties of Ekanayakam

Botanical name Salacia reticulata Wight.
Family Hippocrateaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Vairi, Peetika
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Katu, Tikta
Guna Lakhu
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
Malayalam Ekanayakam, Ponkarandi, Korandi

Description of the Plant

A woody climber grows on bushes and hedges. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate oblong, acuminate, coriaceous, crenate, glabrous and shining. Flowers yellowish green in woody axillary tubercles; fruits globose, pinkish orange, contain 1-4 seeds immersed in pulp.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, urinary infection, diabetes, hemorrhoids, inflammations, leucorrhea, skin diseases, wounds, ulcers, flatulence, colic, and jaundice.

Useful parts of the herb


Ekanayakam - Salacia reticulata

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