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Heliotropium indicum - Bhurundi

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Bhurundi, Heliotropium indicum

Bhurundi is an erect, usually much-branched, annual to perennial plant. It can grows up to 1.5 metres tall. The stems are usually woody at the base. The plant is often harvested from the wild and used locally for its medicinal virtues.

Uses

Wound healing, Skin diseases, Insect bites, Fever, Eye pain [1]

Parts Used

Whole plant

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Bhoorundi, Celubaladagidha, Chaelu baalada gida, Chaelu mani, Chaelubaala
Hindi Hatta-juri, Hatisura
Malayalam Tekkata, Tekkita, Teliyenni, Telkata
Tamil Aanaikundrimani, Anai Kundumani
Telugu Kodikki, Naga danti
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Bhurundi, Duralabha, Hastishundi, Srihastini, Suryavarta, Vrscikali, Nagadanti
English Indian heliotrope

[2]

Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Snigdha (Oily)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Karma

Pitta, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Opposite Leaves simple, opposite, 11 x 6 cm, sub-deltoid or broadly ovate, apex acute,base turncate, margin undulate, chartaceous; petiole 3-6 cm long

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Curved spikes Violet or pink 5 Flowers sessile, in terminal or leaf-opposed curved, to 20 cm long spikes.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Nutlet 2 - 3 mm Nutlets connate in pairs, separating later, ribbed {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub tropical area

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