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Justicia adhatoda - Simhaparni
Simhaparni is the sanskrit name of Justicia adhatoda. It is native to Asia, widely used in Siddha Medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy and Unani systems of medicine. The plant's range includes Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China as well as Panama where it is thought to have been introduced.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Adhatoda zeylanica contains a number of chemical constituents which are responsible to cure many diseases and disorders.
|Kannada||Aadu muttada gida, Aadu soge ಅಡುಸೋಗೆ|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
|Simple, Opposite||Lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate||Leaves 10 - 30 cm long, slightly acuminate, base tapering, petiolate, petioles 1 - 2.5 cm long.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||White||2||Axillary pedunculate spikes, the corolla is large and white with a funnel shaped lower portion, Flowering season: July-September|
|Capsule||1.9-2.2 x 0.8 cm wide||The fruit is a small capsule||Many||Fruiting season: July-September|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the drier to wet, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,300 metres