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Sahajara

Sahajara

Scientific name of Sahajara: Strobilanthes cillatus / heyneanus

Name of Sahajara in different languages:-

English: Strobilanthus, Kurinji

Sanskrit: Sahachara, Sahajara, Sairayea, Daasi

Hindi: Karvi

Malayalam: Kurinji കുറിഞ്ഞി, Karimkurinji കരിങ്കുറിഞ്ഞി.

Plant description:

Strobilanthes heyneanus - Karimkurinji is a shrub, up to 1 meter high, hairy, mostly found in Western ghats, wet forests and plane areas. Leaves are oppositely arranged with the serrated margin and hairy. Flowers are blue, 1 to 1.2 cm long, borne in axillary spikes flowering is September - October. Seeds are containing in a capsule measured 6 to 8 mm long and oblong. Root is black and fibrous.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatment of Vata disorders, leprosy, to control blood sugar, urinal problems, jaundice, excess menses

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Aragwadhadi ghrita

Ashtavargam Kashyam

Rasnairandadi Kashayam

Sahachakradi Kashayam

Kurinji Kuzhambu

Prabhanjana Vimardhanam Kuzhambu

Sahacharadi Kuzhambu

Maharajaprasarini Thailam

Prasarini yadi Thailam 

Sahacharadi Thailam

Vathavidamsini thailam

Vishnu Taila 

Maharajaprasarini Thailam

Prasarini yadi Thailam 

Sahacharadi Thailam

Vathavidamsini thailam

 

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