Vayalchulli - Hygrophilla auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine.
Properties of Vayalchulli
|Botanical name||Hygrophilla auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine.|
|Sanskrit Synonyms||Kokilaksha, Ikshura|
|Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties|
|Rasa||Madhura, Kashaya, Tikta|
|Name of the herb in other languages|
|English||Long leaved barleria|
Description of the Plant
An erect semi woody, annual grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Stem quadrangular, leaves in a verticles of six at a node, two very large, bearing three straight sharp spines at each axils, flowers purple, in the axils of leaves. Fruits are linear oblong compressed capsules, seeds 4-8 per pod, smooth with mucilaginous coating.
Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, ascites, hyperdipsia, rheumatoid arthritis, vesical calculi, sexual weakness, impotency, jaundice, dropsy, cough and anemia.
Useful parts of the herb
Roots, Leaves, Seeds.
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