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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Talispatra  
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English: Himalayan fir  
Botanical: Abies webbiana  
Hindi: Talispatra  
Telugu: Taalisapatri  
Common names: Taalisapatri, Zarunab  
Family name: Pinaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Leaf

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Bitter and Sweet
  • Vipak: Spice
  • Veerya: Ushana veerya

4. Uses:

  • Good medicine for Asthma and bronchitis.
  • The nature of the leaves is as follows: Astringent, carminative [Inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines].
  • The leaf juice is a good blood purifier, antispasmodic and aromatic.
  • This is good remedy for chronic cough.
  • This helps in the process of consumption.
  • The choorna of "Taalisa" and other some herbs cures cough and cold.
  • It helps to improve appetite and taste.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Dhaatri patra: The leaves resembles the leaves of phyllanthus niruri.
  • Ghanachada: The plants with thick leaves.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Hridya: Good for heart.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta,Susrutam, Basavarajeeyam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangasena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli

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