Annual or perennial. Stem – numerous from a woody root stock, 60 to 90 cm long, prostrate, slender, more or less hairy. Leaves – compound, 3-foliate, petioles 4 to 7.5 cm long, stipules are variable in length. Leaflets are 1 to 2.5 cm long, usually as broad as long, commonly three lobed. Glabrous or with a few hairs on the nerves. Petiolules are 1 to 2 mm long, hairy. Inflorescence – few flowered raceme. Flower- yellow in colour. Fruit- pods, 2 to 5 cm long and 3 mm wide. Straight, subcylindric having 6 to 12 seeds.
Specific Parts :
Internal application :
it is indicated in atisara, grahani and arsha as deepana and grahi.
It is also useful in vatarakta and raktadushtijanya vikaras as rakrashodhana and shothahara. In shukrameha, daha, jvara and in kshya as jeevaniya. Its root powder should be used in rat bite poisoning.
The leaf, root paste is applied over wounds to check bleeding and to quicken healing.
Madyaja Trishna (Thirst due to Alcohol consumption):
Patala patra (Stereospermum suaveolens), Utpala root (Nymphaea alba) and Mudgaparni (Phaseolus trilobus) prepared cold infusion is used in madyaja trishna.
If taken with magadhi (Piper longum) is beneficial in Mdyaja trishna (Thirst due to alcohol).
Mudgaparni sidhha oil’s pichu (Phaseolus trilobus) is kept in genitals will check bleeding.
Quatha- 40 to 80 ml.