Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Kanakambaram - Barleria prionitis

Kanakambaram - Barleria prionitis

Properties of Kanakambaram

Botanical name Barleria prionitis Linn. (Yellow variety)
Family Acanthaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Vajradanti, Kurantaka, Koranta
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, Kashaya
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Crossandra
Hindi Kanakambar
Malayalam Kanakambaram, Manjakkanakambaram.

Description of the Plant

An erect armed perennial shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate and shiny. Thorns arise near to leaf axils. Flowers bright yellow or orange in color, solitary and axillary. Fruits ovate, with woody beak

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, gingivitis, stomatitis, burns, dental caries, inflammations ascites, edema, wounds, nocturnal ejaculation and cracking heel

Useful parts of the herb


Kanakambaram - Barleria prionitis

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