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Medicinal Plants
Apama_siliquosa

 

Name: Alpam
Description:
Botanical name : Apama siliquosa
Family : Aristolochiaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kodassari, Alpam
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa    : Tikta, Kashaya  
Guna   : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya   : Ushna
PLANT DESCRIPTION
The plant is found mostly in hilly part of Western Ghats. An erect perennial shrub grows up to 3 meters in height. Leaves alternate oavte-lanceolate, about 15 cm long. Upper surface rough. Flowers are small whitish, found in axilla of leaf. Fruits are pods, with 3-4 seeds within.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas and a good remedy for stomach ache and poison bites.  The unripe fruit when chewed cures acute stomach pain.
Useful part : Seeds, leaves
 
 

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