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Comman Name : Prickly Chaff Flower

Latin Name : Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Amaranthaceae)

Sanskrit Name : Apamarga, Latjira

  • The whole plant, which is medicinal, contains an alkaline substance - specially "potash".
  • Apamarga is pungent and bitter in taste and light, dry, sharp and hot in effect. It not only alleviates kapha and vata but purifies pitta also.
  • It is a good source of potassium so it is also good for heart.
  • Apamarga is very useful in digestive system disorders. It ignites the digestive fire and helps in proper digestion of foods.
  • It also benefits a lot in skin diseases.