Botanical Name :Nymphea alba Linn.
According To Modern
Kingdom – Plantae
According To Ayurveda
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
Rasa-Kasaya, Madhura, Tikta
Guna-Laghu, Snigdha, Picchila
Specific Parts :
Seed, root, Panchanga, Kamalanal.
Kapha-Pitta samaka, Dahaprashamana
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) :
BeejaChoorna (Seed powder) – 3 to 6 gm.
Mulaswarasa (Root Juice) – 10 to 20 ml.