Apaamarga medicinal plant,regional names,family,synonyms

Apaamarga medicinal plant,regional names,family,synonyms

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Basonym Of Drug

Apaamarga

Main Synonym

Pratyakpushpa, Kharamanjari

Regional Name

Bengali : Apamg
English : Prickly Chaff Flower
GujArati : Aghedo
Hindi : Chirchita, Latjira
Kannada : Uttarani
Malayalam : Katalati
Marathi : Aghada
Punjabi : Puthakanda
Tamil : Nayuruvi
Telugu : Uttarenu
Urdu : Chirchita

Botanical Name

Achyranthes aspera Linn

Family

Amaranthaceae

Classification (Gana)

As per Acharya Charak Shirovirechana, Krimighna, Vamanopaga
As per Acharya Sushrut Arkadi

External Morphology

A stiff, erect, 0.3-0.9 m high herb

Useful Parts

Root, Seeds, Leaves, Whole plant

Important Phytoconstituent

Saponins

Rasa Panchak

Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Sara, Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

Action

Kaphavatashamak, Deepana (Increases Digecstive fire), Medohara (Decreses Fat), Shirovirechan (Useful in Nasya), Krimighna (Anthelmentic)

Therapeutic Indication

Aruchi (Anorexia), Kasa (Cough), Udararoga (Abdominal diseases), Kandu (Itching)

Therapeutic Uses

1. In earache oil processed with its alkali is filled in ear.
2. For nasya its seed powder is used.
3. In Cough its alkali is given orally.
4. In skin diseases its root paste is applied locally.

Dose

Juice : 10-20 ml, Alkali : 1/2-2 gm

Formulations

Apamarga Kshara, Apamargakshartaila, Gudapippali, Jyotishamati Taila

Adverse Effect

Not Reported

Remedial Measure

Not Reported

Purification

Not Reported



 

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