Ayurvedic Herb: (Apamarg)
Prickly chaff flower - Achyranthes aspera
|English Name:||Prickly chaff flower|
|Latin Name:||Achyranthes aspera|
|Description:||Erect or ascending herbs or shrubs; leaves opposite, the blades entire many-flowered; becoming elongate, with only a few flowers open at the same time; flowers hermaphrodite, solitary in axils of acute, membranous, persistent bracts. The petals are white to pale lavender, the filaments while to rich pink, and the fruit orange to reddish purple or brown.|
|Usage:||Apamarga has been extensively used in Ayurveda as an anti-inflammatory agent besides being useful in Hemorrhoids, indigestion, cough, asthma, anemia, jaundice and snake bite.
Apamarg oil is used locally in earache. The root powder is sprinkled over the lesion in skin diseases.|
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