Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Malli - Coriandrum sativum

Malli - Coriandrum sativum

Properties of Malli

Botanical name Coriandrum sativum Linn
Family Apiaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Dhanyaka, Dhanaka, Chatra, Kustumburu, Vitunnaka
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura, Katu
Guna Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Coriander
Hindi Dhaniyam
Malayalam Malli, Kottambala, Kottamalli, Kottambalaari

Description of the Plant

An erect annual herb, grows up to 90 cm in height. Leaves compound, lower one long petioled and upper sessile. Leaflets multi lobed. Flower small, white, in terminal umbels. Fruits yellowish brown, globular, containing two seeds.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, inflammation, burning sensation, cough, bronchitis, anorexia, colic, flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, conjunctivitis, headache, bleeding through nose, edema, worm infestation, hemorrhoids and arthritis.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves, Fruits

Malli - Coriandrum sativum

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