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Ayappana Tea

Scientific name: Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl

Synonyms:  E. ayapana Vent.


Name in different languages:-

English: Ayappana, Red false daisy, Tall water hemp

Sanskrit: Ajaparna, Vishalyakarni

Hindi: Ayapan

Tamil: Ayappani

Gujarathi:  Alleppa

Marati:  Ayapana

Spanish: Ayapana

Malayalam: Ayappana-അയ്യപ്പന

(Vishappacha-വിഷപ്പച്ച,  Mruthasanjeevani-മൃതസഞ്ജീവനി, Vishalyakarani-വിശല്യകരണി, Chuvanna Kayyonni-ചുവന്ന കയ്യോന്നി.)

Plant description:

Ayapana  is a tropical, annual sub-shrub, erect, belongs to Asteraceae family, native to South America, grow up to 1.5 meters tall, commonly found in Malabar areas and Ezhimala forest in Kerala, in tropical plane areas. The leaves are long, slender, purple-colored, subsessile, lanceolate, three-nerved, acuminate, subentire, glabrous and aromatic,  tapered both ends, the stem is slender, brownish-red, branched, and hairless, the flowers are thin, flowers slaty blue or pale pink in colour, about 20-flowered. The fruit is narrowly oblong, achenes, Five-angled, and about 2 mm. long.This herb is used as a stimulant and tonic. It is considered as an invasive plant.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, whole plant and flowers.

Chemical contents:

Coumarin, Herniarin, Ayapin, Stigmasterol, Coumarins, Ayapanin,  Esculetin methylene ether, carotene,  essential oils.

Medicinal uses:

To treat all types of external bleeding, like bleeding due to piles, wounds, etc., poison due to the insect bites, heal wounds, used as a purgative, detoxifies the blood, promotes sweating, and cures fever, colic, stomach pain and  edema, Gastric and duodenal ulcers, Crohn’s disease, IBS, haemorrhoids, anal fistula, ascites, malarial fever etc., epistaxis, cardiac debility, haematemesis, ulcers, scabies, yellow fever, inflammations.

It has a detoxifying (Ama) effect on the human body.

It helps to relieve the liver function.

It has the ability to cleanse all of our body organs.

It helps to rejuvenate the cells and tissues

Ability to increase the longevity and vitality.

Ability to heal wounds and prevent the ulcerations.

It helps to prevent bleeding all part of the body.

Clearing out the bowels thus it helps to prevent colitis and inflammation in the intestines.

By clearing the intestines results, a healthy and fair skin condition and also improves and abdominal problems like acidity, gastritis and bloating.

leaves of Ayapana have the properties which can manage fever, cough and cold.

Fresh juice of the leaves can be relieved Oral health problems such as gingivitis and stomatitis.

leaf juice can be applied to insect bites, wounds and bleeding both internal/external.

To manage menstrual irregularities in females.

Medicinal Properties:

Antidote, cardiotonic, diuretic, anthelmintic, antidermatic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stomachic, antiseptic,  antiparasitic, expectorant, hepato-protective,  anti-ulcer, Antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti fungal, analgesic,  anticoagulant, anti-feedant,   pesticide and sedative.

Propagation:  By seeds and cuttings

Ayurveda properties

Rasa (Taste) Tikta, Kashaya (Bitter, Astringent)
Guna (Physical Property ) Laghu, Ruksha (Light, Dry)
Virya (Potency) Ushna (Hot)
Vipaka (Metabolic Property) Katu (Pungent)

How to prepare medicines:

Spider bite: Take 3 leaves of Ayapana tea internally and  3 leaves ground well and apply on the affected area.

To heal Wounds: Leaf juice can apply on wounds to heal easily.

Foul smelling Wounds:  Crushed leaves can be used for cleaning wounds and ulcers.

Other uses: It can be used as an  antiseptic, it is a snake repellent, so we can plant nearby our house.

Leaf Arrangement 

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Ayapana tea is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like-


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