Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Nithyakalyani - Catharanthus roseus

Nithyakalyani - Catharanthus roseus

Properties of Nithyakalyani

Botanical name Catharanthus roseus (Linn.) G.Don
Family Apocynaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Nityakalyani.
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Periwinkle
Hindi Sdabahar
Malayalam Nithyakalyani, Shavakkottappacha, Ushamalari

Description of the Plant

An erect annual herb grows up to a height of 1meter. Leaves deep green oblong or obovate, flowers in cymose, axillary clusters, deep rose or white in color, fruits cylindrical follicle.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, diabetes, hypertension, leukemia and malignancy, the root is stomachic and tonic.

Useful parts of the herb

Whole plant.

Nithyakalyani - Catharanthus roseus

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