ShilaPushpi or Stone Flower (Lichen)
Botanical name : Parmelia perlata (Huds.) Ach.
Family : Parmeliaceae
Other Names :
English : Stone flower, Litho lichen
Hindi : Chadeela, Pathar ka phool
Sanskrit : Saileyam, Silapushpa, ShilapushpMalayalam : Cheleyam, Kalpoov
Rasa (Taste) : Tikta (Astringent)
Guna (Quality) : Laghu (Heavy)
Virya (Potency) : Seeta (Cooling)
Vipaka (Post Digestive effect) : Katu (Bitter)
Effect on Doshas : Pacifies vitiated Kapha & Pitta
Country of Origin – Throughout India, in rocky areas, old tree trunks.
Parts Used : Whole Lichen
Smell : Somewhat similar to the Spirulina
A lichen growing on the substratum in irregular fashion. It is composed of a symbiotic colony of fungi and alga. Reproduction by spores, dispersed by wind.
Medicinal Uses: Pacifies vitiated Kapha, Pitta, wounds, infections, inflammation, skin diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, cough, fever and renal calculi.
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Batch : 1279HVI0511