Achyranthes Aspera (Apamarga) - Achyra-Aspe
Introduction: - The use of Achyranthes Aspera is beneficial for curing many symptoms as: excessive urination, diarrhea, astringent, dysentery, dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruations) and the poisons of dog and snakes. Achyranthes Aspera plant and seeds are rich in carbohydrates, proteins and certain constituents such as flavonoids, tannins, saponins that help maintain the overall health of an individual.
- According to Ayurveda, taking Achyranthes Aspera powder with honey helps improve digestion due to its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties. Regular consumption of a handful of Achyranthes Aspera seeds helps manage weight by reducing excess fat accumulation which results in the reduction of body weight.
- Directly applying the juice of Achyranthes Aspera leaves at the affected area might help in wound healing due to its astringent and anti-inflammatory. It can also be used to provide relief from ulcers due to its anti-ulcer and gastroprotective activity.
- It is advisable to use the leaves or root paste of Achyranthes Aspera with water or milk while applying on the skin as it may lead to skin rashes and skin irritation due to its hot potency.
What are the synonyms of Achyranthes Aspera?
- Chirchira, Adhoghanta, Adhvashalya, Aghamargava, Apang, Safed aghedo, Anghadi, Andhedi, Agheda, Uttaranee, Kadaladi, Katalati
What is the source of Achyranthes Aspera?
- Plant Based
Achyranthes Aspera is very useful to cure the following symptoms: -
Symptoms related to skin diseases: - Achyranthes Aspera should be used in the sinus, abscess, offensive swelling, poisonous wounds, the appearance of red flecks on the skin, pain, burning sensation on the entire body, etc.
Abdominal Symptoms: - Achyranthes Aspera is an effective drug for curing diarrhea, cholera, dilute loose-motion, yellow stool with mucous scabs, over thirst, stomach pain, retching, vomiting, etc.
Nerve-related Symptoms: - Achyranthes Aspera should be used in irregular (fast and slow) nerve palpitation.
Dose: - Achyranthes Aspera should be used as mother tincture, 3x, 3rd, and 6th potencies.
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BENEFITS OF ACHYRANTHES ASPERA
Achyranthes aspera has excellent Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties because of which it helps improve digestive strength and reduce Ama in the body.
2. Cough and Cold
Apamarga Kshar (Apamarga ash) is an effective and strong medicine for expelling excessive Kapha in the body and to give relief from cough due to its property of Ushna virya (hot in potency).
3. Piles or Fistula
Achyranthes aspera also has Virechak (purgative ) quality which helps loosen stool along with increase the bowel movement and lowers the risk of piles or fistula in ano.
Achyranthes aspera also reduces the risk of worm infestation in the gut due to its Krimighna (anti worm) property.
5. Renal calculus
Achyranthes aspera has Tikshna (sharp) and Mutral (diuretic) properties because of which it helps to break down and eliminate renal calculus (kidney stone) when taken orally.