Botanical name : Sida cordata (Burm.f.) Borssum. (S.veronicaefolia Lam)
Family : Malvaceae
Rasa : Madhura, Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Sara, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Snake mallow.
Hindi : Bananiyar, Bhyunli
Malayalam : Vallikkuruntotti, Nagabala
Distribution – Throughout India found in roadsides and wastelands.
A much branched hairy herb with slender trailing branches. Leaves long petioled, cordate, with hairs; flowers pale yellow, usually solitary, found in axils. Fruits schizocarp within the persistent calyx. Seeds brownish.
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas, arthritis, leucorrhoea, urinary infection, asthma, cough, bronchitis, diarrhea, burning sensation, and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant
Photo : Dr. Sasikumar Nochiyl MD