The 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 plain areas. Leaves are oppositely arranged with serrated margins and hairy. Flowers are blue, 1 to 1.2 cm long, borne in axillary spikes flowering is September – October. Seeds are contained in a capsule measured 6 to 8 mm long and oblong. The root is black and fibrous.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 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-

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