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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Genus: Vigna
Botanical name: Vigna radiata var. sublobata
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Mugda, Simbisreshta, Varnaha, Rasotama
Hindi: Mumg, Pessara
English: Green gram, Wild moong, Mung bean, Wild black gram
Malayalam: Cherupayar
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Cherupayar is the wild form of mung or green gram (Vigna radiata var. radiata) and probably of urd or black gram [Vigna mungo). It is an annual, herb or climber, to 1 m high. Flowers are white, yellow or purple. Stem are twining or prostrate. Leaflets are frequently lobed. Pods are cylindric, straight and densely hairy.
The Seeds and Roots of Cherupayar is used for general weakness, vertigo, neuropathy, peptic ulcer, indigestion, fever, and diarrhea.
Cherupayar
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