Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Muringa - Moringa oleifera

Muringa Moringa oleifera
Muringa - Moringa oleifera

Properties of Muringa

Botanical name Moringa oleifera Lam
Family Moringaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Sigru, Sobhanjana, Akshiva, Mochaka, Teekshnaganda
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Katu, Kashaya, Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna, Sara
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Drumstick tree
Hindi Senchan, Sahijan, Mungana
Malayalam Muringa

Description of the Plant

A moderate sized, weak stemmed tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves tripinnate, with slender rachis, leaflets elliptic-obovate, many, flowers white in axillary panicles; fruits long pods, dark green, 9 ribbed, triangular, contain triangular, winged seeds.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, pain, swelling, inflammation, fever, colic, worms, renal calculi, cough, asthma, jaundice, epilepsy, abscess, splenomegaly and sexual weaknes

Useful parts of the herb

Root, Bark, Seeds, Leaves.

Muringa Moringa oleifera
Muringa - Moringa oleifera

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