Dr. Hemant Adhikari (General Practice (Ayurveda)) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
AHIPHENA Description: Botanical name : Papaver somniferum Linn. Family : Papaveraceae SANSKRIT SYNONYMS: Ahiphena, Khasatila, Subhrapushpa, Aphena AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya Guna : Sookshma, Rooksha, Vyavayi Virya : Ushna Vipaka : Katu Prabhava : Madakari PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES English : Opium poppy Hindi : Kaskas, Aphim Malayalam : Avin, Karuppu, Kasakasa Distribution – Cultivated in Rajasthan, Utter predesh and Madhya Pradesh states in India, and in Afghanistan and some parts of Europe. PLANT DESCRIPTION An erect annual herb, grows up to 60 cm in height. Leaves are solitary, alternate, lobed or toothed irregularly; flowers large bright red or white; fruits large globular capsules. Seeds white or dark brown. MEDICINAL PROPERTIES Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, pain, diarrhea, colic, muscle spasm, insomnia, insanity, premature ejaculation, in controlled dose. In excess dose it acts as a narcotic. Useful part : Fruits, seeds, petals, fruit extracts. (Dear Homeopathic, Unani, Physicians, Siddha an Yoga Physicians, Let me know if you don't want me to tag you in this kind of post.......)
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