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मंगलवार, 17 मई 2011

Agnimanth



AGNIMANTH
BOTANICAL NAME PREMNA MUCRONATA



FAMILY VERBENACEAE
SUBSTITUTE PREMNA LATIFOLIA
OTHER NAMES 
SANSKRIT » Agnimath, Jay, Sriparna
HINDI » Arni, Ganiyar, Bakar, Gin, Bharkhar, Bakaru
MARATHI » Eran, Takli
GUJARATI » Arni
ASSAMESE » Gainali, Gonderi, Gunaru, Gaimali gunarua
KANNADA » Agnimantha
ORIYA » Aggibatthu
TAMIL » Minni, Pachumallai, Munnai, Chedi munnai, Erumaimunnai, Celumalaron
TELGU » Kondamanga, Takli, Nelli, Pedda nelli kura, Konda manga, Navuru

DESCRIPTION 
Large shrub or small tree, upto 9 m high. Leaves ovate or sub-rhomboid, obtuse or acute, crenate-dentate or entire, undulate. Flowers medium sized, white or pink in small, dichotomous, axillary cymes, forming a rounded terminal panicle.

DISTRIBUTION NORTHERN INDIA

CULTIVATION 
It can be propagated by seeds and root suckers and grows well on a variety of soil. In nature it is found generally on waste lands, along railway tracks etc.

PART (S) USED LEAF, ROOT
DOSE Churna 1 - 3 gm, Juice 10 - 20 ml, Kwath 50 - 100 ml

CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS 
Ceryl alcohol, Clerodin, Clerosterol, Clerodendrin, D-mannitol, Ceryl alcohol, Palmitic, Cerotic acids, Luteolin, Apigenin, Hispidulin, Pectolinarigenin

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
 GUNA (Quality)
 RASA (Taste)
 VIPAK (Metabolism)
 VIRYA (Potency)
 PRABHAV (Impact)
 Ruksha, Laghu
 Tikt, Katu, Kashay, Madhur
 Katu
 Ushan
 Raktbharshamak

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Hypoglycaemic, Anthelmintic, Effective in reducing oedema of formalin-induced arthritis in rats.

THERAPEUTIC USES 
Hyertension
 Abdominal disorders
 Skin diseas

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