Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Neermathalam - Crataeva magna

Neermathalam - Crataeva magna

Properties of Neermathalam

Botanical name Crataeva magna (Lour.) DC.
Family Capparaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Varuna, Pasugandha, Asmarighna, Tikta
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Three-leaved caper
Hindi Barun,Barna
Malayalam Neermathalam,Neerval

Description of the Plant

A deciduous tree grows up to 7-9 m. height, leaves compound, 3-foliate, leaflets ovate, 5-13 cm long, flowers large, greenish white, polygamous, in dense terminal corymbs, stamens are longer than the petals, fruits fleshy, ovoid berry, seeds are embedded in pulp.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, renal and vesical caliculi, asthma and bronchitis.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves, Bark.

Neermathalam - Crataeva magna

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