Indian Uraria

The scientific name of Indian Uraria: Uraria picta/Hedysarum pictum

Name of Indian Uraria in different languages:-

English: Indian Uraria

Sanskrit: Andhriparni, Chitraparni, Sinhapuchchi

Hindi: Prishanaparni-पृश्निपर्णी, Dabra, Pitvan, Shankaraja

Tamil: Oripai, Chittirappalatai

Malayalam: prishaparni

Plant description:

It is an erect perennial, shrub or under-shrub commonly found in the wasteland areas, throughout India, grows up to 6 ft tall, and branches are velvety. The leaves are up to 25 cm long, imparipinnate, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute; leaflets linear-oblong, up to 8 cm long. The flowers are purple in color, or in pink or bluish, sized up to 9 mm long, and flowering season June-September. Fruit is long up to 9 mm, smooth, polished, with 3 to 6 segments, 3 mm broad, folded on one another

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Linear Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, Roots, Leaves and seed

Medicinal uses:

To treat coughing, cold and fevers, sore mouth, urinary infections, bronchitis, dyspnoea, diarrhea, fractors.

Chemical contents:


It is used as an ingredient to prepare Ayurveda medicines like:

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