Medicinal Properties Of Atasi

Scientific name
Linum usitatissimum
Local Name
Atasi, Neelpuspi, Khuma, Tisi, Alsi, Mashina, Jabsu, Alisilidirai, Kattan, Jagira, Linseed, Klax.
Ayurvedic Aspect
Ø  Guna;
·         Guru, Snigdha, Piccila
Ø  Rasa;
·          Madhur, Tikta
Ø  Vipak;
·         Katu
Ø  Virya;
·         Ushan
Ø  Vata Shamak
Ø  Pitta Bardhak
Ø  Kapha bardhak
Used Parts
Ø  Seeds, Oil, Flowers are used as medicine.
Ø  Used as churna (3-6 grm daily), Oil (5-10 ml)
Interesting Facts
Ø  It grows up from 2-4 feet.
Ø  It having a life span of one year.
Ø  Flower and fruits comes in the winter.
Ø  Often used for gardening.
Ø  Gangetic and Peninsular are the two types of Linseed.
Ø  Seeds contain 35-45% oil.
Ø  Linamarine is a poisonous alkaloid found in the roots, flowers, and leaves.
Ø  The plant is a source of many vital minerals.
Medicinal Properties & Uses
Ø  It is very much useful in the treatment of Vata Rogas.
Ø  It is very much useful in the treatment of Pain Managements.
Ø  It is very much useful in the treatment of UTI.
Ø  It is very much useful in the treatment of Heart diseases.
Ø  It is a potent diuretic.
Ø  It increases the sexual stimulation.
Ø  It is useful; for the treatment of ulcers.
Ø  It is very much useful in the treatment of lungs disorders.
Ø  It is very much useful in the treatment of Parshasula.
Ø  It is useful in general weakness.
Ø  It is useful in dysentery.
Ø  It is beneficial in chronic dysentery.
Ø  It is useful in Piles
Ø  It is useful in Cystitis.
Ø  It is useful in anorexia.
Ø  It is beneficial in cough.
Ø  It is useful in breathing difficulty.
Contraindications
Ø  Avoid during pregnancy

Ø  However, it increases the libido but it decreases the production of sperm so the people suffering from oligospermia should avoid this. 
Medicinal Properties Of Atasi Medicinal Properties Of Atasi Reviewed by Dr. Animesh Das on December 18, 2014 Rating: 5

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