Bharngi (English) [ IPA: bharngi ASM: ভাৰংগি]
Contributed by: Anjal Borah (অঞ্জল বৰা) on 2009-10-31
1. Plants(Common Noun) Bharngi grows throughout India upto 1500 metres height. It grows in Eastern Himalaya, Nepal, Kumao, Bengal and Bihar, in abundance. It is a perennial shrub, growing 0.3-3.0 metres in height. The leaves are 7-15 cm long and 5 cm. broad, rough, serrate and tapering at the apes. The flowers are blue, fragrant and the plant looks beautiful during flowering. The fruits are purple drupes and succulent. The flowering and fruiting occurs during April and November. Bharngi is bitter, pungent and astringent in taste, pungent in the post digestive effect and has hot potency (virya). It alleviates kapha and vata dosas. It possesses light and dry attributes. It is useful in asthma, cough, fever, worms, burning sensation of the body and wounds. Bharngi is the most valuable herb to take internally in respiratory ailments and for all fevers in general. Traditionally in Konkan, the leaves are used as vegetables in malarial fever. মেলেৰীয়া আৰু সৰ্পদংশনৰ ঔষধ হিচাপে ব্যৱহৃত বন বিশেষ৷