Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Muyalchevi - Emilia sonchifolia

Muyalchevi - Emilia sonchifolia

Properties of Muyalchevi

Botanical name Emilia sonchifolia (Linn.) DC
Family Asteraceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Sasasruti, Akhukarni, Dravanti, Sambari
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Katu, Kashaya, Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Grahi
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
Hindi Kirankari, Hirankhuri
Malayalam Muyalchevi

Description of the Plant

A soft annual herb grows up to 40 cm in height. Leaves simple, lyrate –pinnate with large terminal lobe; flowers purplish in corymbose heads, fruits oblong containing many seeds; seeds long, compressed, having terminal tuft of soft hairs for wind dispersal.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, conjunctivitis, worm infestations, tonsillitis, bleeding piles, cuts, ulcers intermittent fever and allergy.

Useful parts of the herb

Whole plant.

Muyalchevi - Emilia sonchifolia

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