Ayurvedic Krishna-Sarshapa, Raajakshavaka, Kattaka, Katusneha, Tantubha, Siddhaartha, Siddhaarthaka, Siddhaartha-sita, Rakshogna. (White variety of Sarshapa is also equated with Siddhaartha. Asita and Rakta seed varieties are reddish; Gaur and Siddhaartha are whitish.)
Unani Kaali Sarson.
Action Emollient, diuretic, anticatarrhal.

Bridelia montana Wilid. 101

The oil gave brassino steroidóbrasinolide. Seeds gave a antithyroid compound, 5-vinyl-2-oxazolidinethone; thioglucosides and thioglucosinolates. The seed oil is said to dissolves gallstone.
Brassica nigra (Linn.) Koch.
Cruciferae; Brassicaceae.
Habitat Cultivated in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
English Black Mustard.
Ayurvedic Banarasi Raai, Raajika


Unani Khardal Siyah. Siddha/Tamil Kadugu.

Folk Raai.

Action Seeds are used for treating coryza with thin excoriating discharge with lacrimation, sneezing and hacking cough, nostril blockage and dry and hot feeling of
The seeds contain glucosinolate sinigrin, which produces allyl isothiocyanate when mixed with warm water. Allyl isothiocynate acts as a counterirritant when diluted (1:50).
Brayera anthelmintica Kunth.
Synonym Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J. F. Gmelin.
Family Rosaceae.
Habitat Indigenous to north-east Africa. Imported into Mumbai.

English Cusso, Brayera. Folk Kusso.
Action Anthelmintic. Administered in the form of an infusion for the expulsion of tapeworm (ineffective against hookworm, roundworm, whipworm). Irritant to mucous membrane; produces nausea, vomiting and colic in large doses.
Breynia retusa (Dennst.) Alston.
Synonym B. patens Benth. Family Euphorbiaceae.
Habitat The tropical Himalayas and Deccan peninsula.

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