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Apr 21, 2013

CAESALPINIA BONDUE


Name: CAESALPINIA BONDUC
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Description:
Botanical name : Caesalpinia bonduc (Linn.) Roxb.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae


SANSKRIT SYNONYMS


Latakaranja, Kuberakshi, Kandakikaranja, Karsha.


AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES


Rasa    : Katu, Tikta

Guna   : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya   : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES


English     : Fever nut


Hindi        : Kandkeraj, Kantikaranja


Malayalam    : Kazhanji


Distribution – Throughout India growing in waste land and coastal areas.


PLANT DESCRIPTION


A large thorny shrub grows up to 6 meters in height. Leaves bipinnate, large, pinnate 7 pairs, leaflets 3-8 pairs; flowers yellow, found in long pedunculated axillary racemes; fruits pods, covered with prickles all around; seeds oblong, hard and grey.


MEDICINAL PROPERTIES


Plant pacifies vitiated tridosha, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, fever, cough, worms, flatulence, dyspepsia, jaundice, arthritis, splenomegaly and diabetes.


Useful part    :    Root, Bark, Leaves Seeds.

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