Botanical name – Lepidum sativum
Family name – Cruciferae
English name – Garden Cress
Common name – Chandrasur
Synonyms – Chandrika, Charmahantri, Nandini, Karvi, Bhadra, Deergabija.
Habit – Annual erect herb.
Useful Parts – Seeds.
Common Uses – The seeds are bitter, aperients, stimulant, tonic, demulcent, thermogenic, depurative, aphrodisiac, carminative, galactagogue, emmenagogue, a stimulant of bile function, and a cough reliever. The leaves are mild stimulant and diuretic, useful in scorbutic diseases and in liver complaints. The roots are bitter, acrid and are useful in the treatment of secondary syphilis and tenesmus and used as a condiment.
Indications – Abdominal tumor, skin disorders, hiccup, pain due to injury, eye disorders, diarrhea, pain, cough, dyspnoea, tumors, hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly.
Product description – Chandrasur Capsule and Powder, Chaturbeeja Powder.