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Medicinal properties of bhadrika - Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss.ex Schultes

bhadrika - Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss.ex Schultes - Amaranthaceae

bhadrika:

BHADRIKA - cheroola - Aerva lanata

Taxonomical Classification

Family: Amaranthaceae


VERNACULAR NAMES

English: none
Hindi: Chaya
Malayalam: Cherula, Cherupula

Synonyms

Synonyms in Ayurveda: astmabayda, chaya, Bhadra, Kurandaka, Gorakshaganja

Rasa: Tikta
Guna: Laghu Snigdha
Veerya: Sheetha


Parts used for medicinal purpose

Whole plant, ,


Morphology:

A semi erect many branched under shrub grows up to 50 cm in height. Leaves are simple, alternate, short petioled, tomentose, and become smaller in the flowering twigs. Flowers are small sessile, greenish or whitish, often found in spikes. Fruits are greenish round compressed utricle, seeds kidney shaped and small. 

Therapeutic Uses:

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, urinary infection, vesical calculi, cough, and boils. 

KEY WORDS: astmabadya, bhadrika, ചെറൂള

Dr Mohamed Rifas

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