Botanical name: Alhagi pseudalhagi
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Yawasa, Yavasaka, Yaasa-Sharkaraa
English: Camel Thorn
Malayalam: Ottakamullu, Ottakacheti
A spiny shrub, 30-60 cm in height. Leaves oblong, obtuse, 1.25-3.25 cm long; flowers red in few-flowered, axillary racemes, forming panicles at the end of branches; pods 2.5-4.0 cm long, falcate or straight with 6-8 sub-reniform seeds.
Plant laxative, diuretic, antibilious and antiseptic. Decoction of loots used for swellings and abscesses. Sugary exudation obtained from the plant used as an expectorant, anti-emetic and laxative.