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Medicinal properties of saptala - Ophiorrhiza mungos Linn., Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr.

saptala - Ophiorrhiza mungos Linn., Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr. -

saptala :

Saptala  - Acacia sinuata A perennial, woody, large climbing shrub grows on big trees. Leaves bipinnate, with sharp prickles on main rachis. Pinnate 8 -10 pairs, leaflets small, sessile; flowers small heads, fruits thin pods with 6-10 seeds per pod

Taxonomical Classification



VERNACULAR NAMES

English: mongoose plant, Soapnut acacia
Hindi: Satala, Kochi, Seekakai
Malayalam: Charmalanta, Cheevikka, Seekakkai, Cheenikka

Synonyms

Synonyms in Ayurveda: saptala, satala, carmasahva, caramakasa

Rasa: Kashaya Tikta
Guna: Laghu
Veerya: Sheetha


Parts used for medicinal purpose

Pods, ,


Morphology:

A perennial, woody, large climbing shrub grows on big trees. Leaves bipinnate, with sharp prickles on main rachis. Pinnate 8 -10 pairs, leaflets small, sessile; flowers small heads, fruits thin pods with 6-10 seeds per pod

Geographical distribution:

Throughout India, grows wildly in forests.

Therapeutic Uses:

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, skin disease, burning sensation, constipation, calculi, hemorrhoids, vitilligo and eczema.  

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  1. Dyan says:

    Thanks, it is quite informative

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