Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Vayalchulli - Hygrophilla auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine.

Vayalchulli - Hygrophilla auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine.

Properties of Vayalchulli

Botanical name Hygrophilla auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine.
Family Acanthaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Kokilaksha, Ikshura
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Madhura, Kashaya, Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Snigda
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Long leaved barleria
Hindi Talmakhana, Kamtakalya
Malayalam Vayalchulli, Chulli

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.

Vayalchulli - Hygrophilla auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine.

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