Botanical Name :Nymphea alba Linn.

Classification:

According To Modern

Kingdom – Plantae

Order –Ranales

Family     –Nymphaeceae

According To Ayurveda

Charak- Mutravirajaniyavarga

Sushruta- Utpaladigana

Bhavprakash- Puspavarga

 

Other Names :

English name- White water Lily
Hindi name- Koyi
Telugu name- KauvaPuvvu
Malayalam name- Kamod

General Information :

Habit – an aquatic plant. Leaves – Rounded, cordate, entire, glossy, floating on the surface of water. Flower- white in colour 5 to 11 cm in diameter, solitary , floating on the surface of the water . 10 petals are present, carpels are many, the ovaries, sunk in the fleshy disk and with it forming a many celled ovary crowned by a large stigma with 16 rays which have cylindrical appendages.

Types Of Plant’s :

Swetotpala, Nilotapala, Utpala

 

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa-Kasaya, Madhura, Tikta

Vipak- Madhura

Virya- Shita

Guna-Laghu, Snigdha, Picchila

 

Specific Parts :

Seed, root, Panchanga, Kamalanal.

 

Doshaghnata :

Kapha-Pitta samaka, Dahaprashamana

 

 

 

Benefits :

Dantabhagna (Fracture of teeth)

utpala (Nymphaea alba)powder process with milk and water.This process milk is taken internally gives beneficial results.

Jwaratisara (Fever with diarrhoea)

Utpala (Nymphoeaalba), fruit rind of Dadima (Punicagrantum) and staments of Padma (Nelumbonucifera) pounded together and taken with Tandulodaka (Rice water) is very useful in Jwaratisara (Fever with diarrhoea).

Formulation (Kalp) :

Neelotpaladihima.

 

Dosage :

BeejaChoorna (Seed powder) – 3 to 6 gm.

Mulaswarasa (Root Juice) – 10 to 20 ml.

 

 

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