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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Madagandha, Parvathi, Uma, Suverchala, Nilpushpika  
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English: Flaxseed  
Botanical: Linum usitatissimum  
Hindi: Alsi  
Telugu: Avise  
Common names: Alashi, Tisi, Vlix, Kete, Auma, Ho ma, Sonnbiam, Linseed, Cerucana, Devi, Javasa, Kayavu, Alivirai, Kayavu
Family name: Linaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Seeds

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Mathura.
  • Veerya: Seetaveerya.

4. Uses:

  • Good remedy for chronic constipation.
  • It cures irritable colon.
  • The external application cures local inflammation.
  • Recommended herb for chest congestion and Gonorrhea.
  • It cures irritation of urinary canal and diarrhea.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Alpa: Delicate plant.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Vranahari: Cures vranas.

7. Reference:

Sustoota kalpa stanam, Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

8. Caution:

Over dosage may cause stomach irritation.

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