Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Koval - Leucas aspera

Koval Leucas aspera
Koval - Leucas aspera

Properties of Koval

Botanical name Leucas aspera (Willd) Link
Family Lamiaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Dronapushpi, Chitrapatrika, Phalepushpa, Karabhapriya, Drona
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Katu, Lavana
Guna Guru, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Ivy gourd
Hindi Bimb, Kanturi
Malayalam Kova, Koval

Description of the Plant

A small erect, much branched annual herb grows up to 60 cm in height. Leaves sub sessile, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, entire, or crenate; flower white, in dense axillary whorls. Fruits nut lets, brown and smooth.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, inflammation, skin diseases, worm infestation, arthritis, cough, amenorrhea, intermittent fever, Migraine and ulcer.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves, Flowers.

Koval Leucas aspera
Koval - Leucas aspera

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