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Scientific name: Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl
Synonyms: E. ayapana Vent.
Name in different languages:-
English: Ayappana, Red false daisy, Tall water hemp
Sanskrit: Ajaparna, Vishalyakarni
(Vishappacha-വിഷപ്പച്ച, Mruthasanjeevani-മൃതസഞ്ജീവനി, Vishalyakarani-വിശല്യകരണി, Chuvanna Kayyonni-ചുവന്ന കയ്യോന്നി.)
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.
Coumarin, Herniarin, Ayapin, Stigmasterol, Coumarins, Ayapanin, Esculetin methylene ether, carotene, essential oils.
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.
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
|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.
Ayapana tea is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like-