BOTANICAL NAME: Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Bhavaprakasha nighantu– Haritkyadi Varga
Kaiydeva Nighantu-Aushadha Varga
ENGLISH NAME: Mountain knott grass
Hindi: Gorakhbuti, Kapur jati
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
HABITAT: Perennial Branching Shrub
Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass) is a perennial, branching shrub. It is occasionally woody below, prostrate to erect, branched from the base, and often also from above. The stem and branches are densely woolly with whitish or yellowish, shaggy hairs. The leaves are oval in shape, they are alternately arranged. The leaves are present in the main stem. The flowers are like soft spikes. The whitish flowers have two lobes and red bases, grown in leaf axils have the pink, green, white flowers are also seen. The root has a camphor-like aroma. These plants are self-pollinated and bisexual and are grown in a tropical climate.
|Tikta, Kashaya||Laghu, Ruksha||Ushna||Katu||Ashmari bhedana||KaphaVata Shamaka|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Hot||Pungent||Anti-Urolithiatic||Pacifying kapha & Vata|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Plant contains Palmitic acid, B-sitosterol, Alpha-amyrin
- The decoction of the root of Aerva lanata is given in a dose of 50-60 ml to treat renal calculi and retention of urine.
- Cold infusion of the whole plant is given in a dose of 30-40 ml to treat cough and sore throat.
- The dried leaf and flowers of Gorakshaganja are burnt and the smoke coming from it is used for inhalation
Urinary Calculi Ashmari, Skin Disorder Kushtha, Dysuria Mutrakrichra, Helmenthiasis Krimi
USEFUL PART: Roots
DOSAGE: Decoction 50-100 ml
- Marma Gulika
- Veertaradi Kashayam