Monday, March 23, 2009

ATASI / Linum usitaissimum – Medicinal

ATASI/ Linum usitaissimum – Medicinal Plants



Sanskrit names: Atasi, Pichchita, Devi, Medagandha, Madothata, Uma, Hshuma. Hemavati, Rudraneela, Masruna, Suvalkala.



Botanical Description: This is a herb attaining height of 1 to 1.25 meter.


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Leaves —long, narrow.


Flowers — blue.


Fruits — circular in shape with shallow seeds. Depending on the colour of seeds


it is subdivided into 4 types, (1) white (2) yellow (3) red and (4) black.



Habitat In India — Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Ptadesh, Russia, Britain, Holland.


Chemical composition Seeds have 37 to 44% oil. White seeds have more oil. Fresh oil is more viscous but in fresh air it gets solidified.



Reference


Indian Medicinal Plants ; Ayurveda


Ayurvedic treatments and Ayurveda Principles



1 comment:

  1. Yes I like to use Ayurveda. this plant is really useful.


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