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Latest revision as of 12:46, 14 June 2019

Shwetha kutaja, Wrightia tinctoria

Wrightia tinctoria is a flowering plant species in the genus Wrightia found in India, southest Asia and Australia. It is found in dry and moist regions in its distribution. Various parts of the plant have medicinal properties.

Uses

Psoriasis, Cancer, Wound, Obesity, Diabetes, Pain, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Leaves, Flowers.

Chemical Composition

Cycloartenone, Cycloeucalenol, Beta-Amyrin, Beta Sitosterol [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kodamurki
Hindi Dudhi, Karayaja
Malayalam Aiyappala, Kampippaala
Tamil Veppalai
Telugu Amkuda
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Stri Kutaja
English Pala Indigo, Sweet indrajao


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), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Deciduous tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple opposite Leaves are distichous, estipulate; petiole 2-5 mm long, stout, glabrous

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual 1.5 mm long white 5 Flowers Season is June - August and scented, in terminal cymes appearing along with new leaves

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
15-45 cm long clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[3]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Wrightia tinctoria is a plant of arid, semi-arid and moist regions in the tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,200 metres. It is found in areas where the mean annual rainfall is within the range 400 - 2,500mm, and the mean temperature range 17 - 25°c.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry soil region, Deciduous forests.

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