Monday, October 1, 2012

KAYYONNI (Eclipta alba) (കായ്യോന്നി , കഞ്ഞണ്ണി )


KAYYONNI
(കായ്യോന്നി , കഞ്ഞണ്ണി )

BOTONICAL NAME                Eclipta Alba
FAMILY                                   Asteraceae
OTHER NAMES   
            False Daisy,
          
Kanjanni,
Karisalankanni
Balari,
Bhangra,
Bhringraj,
Bhangro,
Dadhal,
Garagadasoppu
Kalobhangro,
Ajagara Kadigga-garaga
Bhangra,
Maka
           
Markara,
Pitripriya,
Sunilaka,
Keshrangana.





Eclipta Alba is an annual herb grows commonly in moist places as a weed all over the world. Stems are erect and grow to an average height of 45-50 cms. The stem is single from base and has many branches. Whole plant is used in medicines.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the leaf extract is considered a powerful liver tonic, rejuvenative, and especially good for the hair.  It is also used in the preparation of medicines for inflammations, hernia, eye diseases, bronchitis, asthma, leucoderma, anemia, heart and skin diseases, night blindness, syphilis etc.

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