Parent Category: Sanskrit Names of Medicinal Plants
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Name - अतसी

Botanical name - Linum usitatissimum

Description - Erect herbs. Flowers small, bluish-white, in terminal panicles. Seeds yellowish or blackish-brown, ovoid.

Chemical Constituents- Seeds contain HCN glucoside linamarin, 30% to 40% fixed oil 6% mucilage, 25% of protein along with wax, resin, sugar, and phosphates, sterols, also contains a cyanogeneiic glucoside Linamarin which is also present in leaves, stems, roots and flowers.


Use - It is used as demulcent. The poultice used in gout and rheumatism. It is given internally in irritation of the genito urinary tract and gonorrhoea