Prishaniparni (Uraria Picta ) one amongst DASHAMOOLA is a little branched , erect , perennial herb approx 1 to 1.5 meters in height .
Leaves are imparipinnate with a length of 20 to 30 cm and 5 to 9 leaflets . Leaflets on upper part of the stem are linear , long ,blotched , acute, oblong with white, minutely pubescent beneath , base rounded and are 5 to 7 with 10 to 20 cm length .Leaflets are narrowly lanceolate 7 to 25 cm long and are shiny , variegated , hairless above , rough hairy below , margins entire , inflorescence a long terminal densely many flowered spike like raceme up to 55 cm long , covered in long whitish hairs .
Flowers are pink , reddish or bluish in color .
Fruits are brown or black in color turns grayish – white when become old , folded in 3 to 6 segments with a length of about 5 to 9 mm .
Kingdom :- Plantae
Phylum :- Tracheophyta
Class :- Magnoliopsida
Order :- Fabales
Family :- Fabaceae
Genus :- Uraria
Species :- Picta
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES :-
RASA :- Madhura , tikta ( Bitter , Sweet)
GUNA:- Laghu (Light)
VIRYA :- Ushna ( Hot)
VIPAKA :- Madhura ( Sweet )
1 Latin Name:- Uraria Picta
2 Hindi Names :- Dabra , Pithavan
3 Sanskrit Names :- Prishniparni , Guha , Chitraparni ,Dhavani ,Kalashi , Prithakparni ,Anghriparni
4 Tamil Name :- Sittirappaladai , Kolaponna
5 Common Names :- Dabra
Uses of this herb are :-
1 Antiseptic :- This property of the herb help in treatment of various Viruses , Bacterial and Fungal infections
2 Anti-Inflammatory – Healing property of this herb is very effective .
3 Anti- Emetic
4 Analgesic :- Help to reduce the Body pain .
5 Anti- Microbial
6 Expectorant :- This herb is very effective in treatment of Respiratory complications like Cough , Common Cold , Asthma , Bronchitis . It helps to clear the mucous from lungs and nasal airways .
7 Cardiovascular Effect :- This herb support the good heart health . These help to maintain the good blood flow in body by dilatation of blood vessels . This is also quit effective to maintain the good HDL level in the body and lowers the level of LDL . This also keeps the healthy blood pressure of the body .
8 GONORRHEA TREATMENT :- This is very useful herb in treatment of Gonorrhea and manages the symptoms like :- Painful Micturation , Abdominal Pain , Pain in Pelvis and Vagina , Pus like discharge and bleeding which are associated with this disease .
9 Aphrodisiac Properties :- Help to increase Libido and Sexual Desire .
10 Anti -Arrhythmic Properties :- Help to manage problem of abnormal rhythms of the heart like Arterial fibrillation , Ventricular Tachycardia , Ventricular Fibrillations .
11 Anti-Cancers :- This herb has the property which stop the growth of cancer producing cells .
12 Anti-Cholinergic Property :- This herb help in treatment of Anxiety , Depression, Sleeping Problems etc .
CLASSICAL CATEGORIZATION :-
1 CHARAKA SAMHITA :- Angamardhaprashamana (Reliving Myalgia ) , Shothahara(Anti-inflammatory), Sandhaneeya (For Fractures and Dislocations)
2 SUSHRUTA SAMHITA :– Vidarigandhadi , haridradi group of herb
3 Vagbhata :- Haridradi
PART USED :-
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.