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Scientific name of Munja-headache Tree: Premna serratifolia/corimbosa
Name of Munja in different languages:-
English: Headache tree or Munja
Sanskrit: Agnimandha, Arani, Ganikarika, Vaijayanta
Hindi: Arani, Ganiyari
Malayalam: Munja-മുഞ്ഞ, Kozhichedi
Ite is a large shrub or medium evergreen tree grow up to 1 to 8 m tall. Leaves are simple, ovate, opposite, estipulate, slightly toothed margin,3 to 15 cm long, 2.5 to 9.5 cm wide. Flowers are pale green 1.5 to 3 mm across, borne in clusters about 10 to 20 cm across. Fruit is black, about 3 to 4 mm long. Flowering period is April to October.
Useful plant parts:
One of Dasamoola, it is used in the treatment of indigestion, kapha disorders, nerve pain, and fever.
Astringent, carminative, laxative, cardio-tonic, stomachic and tonic.
|Rasa (Taste)||Katu, Tikta Katu, Kashay, Madhur(Pungent, Bitter, Astringent, sweet)|
|Guna (Physical Property)||Laghu, Ruksha, (Light, Dry,)|
|Virya (Potency)||Ushna (Hot)|
|Vipaka (Metabolic Property)||Katu (Pungent)|