BOTANICAL NAME: Argyreia speciosa
Bhavaprakasha: Guduchyadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: elephant creeper, woolly morning glory
Hindi: samanadar ka pat, samundraso
HABITAT: In Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, and South India
The plant is a perennial climbing vine and is native to Indian sub- continent and later introduced throughout the world. Hairs like small structures are seen over the stem of the plant. The leaves are wide, big and smooth at the top surface and have thin hair like structure on the lower surface. The flowers are bell shaped and purple to pink colored. The seeds of the plant are pale white and intoxicating in nature.
|katu, tikta, kashaya||laghu, snigdha||ushna||madhura||Sukta,bala,medha ,balavirdhi||Vaatkaphkshamak.|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Pungent, bitter, astringent||Light, oily||Heating||sweet||Strength, memory||Vata-kapha pacifying|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Palmitic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, behenic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid.
The free amino acids reported in the seeds are glutamic acid, glycine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, praline and alpha-aminobutyric.
- Shlipada:Vridhdaru powder is administered orally with kanjika.
- Urustambha:Powder of vridhdaru and shunthi are mixed and given with hot water.
Amavata Rheumatoid arthritis, Arsha piles, Shotha Swelling, Prameha Diabetes
USEFUL PART: root and seed
DOSAGE: 3-6g root powder and 1-3g seed powder
1. Ashwagandha vriddhadaru churna
2. Vridhdaruka kalpa