Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Kattugotambu - Coix lacryma-jobi

Kattugotambu - Coix lacryma-jobi

Properties of Kattugotambu

Botanical name Coix lacryma-jobi Linn
Family Poaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Gavedhuka
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Madhura, Tikta
Guna Guru, Snigda
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Job's tears
Hindi Gurlu, Samkru
Malayalam Kattugotambu

Description of the Plant

An erect perennial grass, grows up to 1.5 m in height. Leaves are linear-lenceolate, narrowed up from a broad cordate base, stout midrib, flowers found in recemes dropping from long peduncle carrying both male and female flowers. Fruits are ellipsoid of globose, smooth hard tear shaped grains.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, menstrual disorders; seeds are good remedy for urinary retention, and as a general tonic.

Useful parts of the herb

Root, Seeds.

Kattugotambu - Coix lacryma-jobi

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