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Prostrate Pasture weed
Scientific name of Prostrate Pasture weed: Cyathula prostrate/ Achyranthes diffusa
Name of Prostrate Pasture weed in different languages:-
Hindi: लाल चिरचिटा -Lal chirchita
Tamil: சிவப்பு நாயுருவி Chiivappu nayuruvi
Malayalam: Cherukadalady- ചെറുകടലാടി
Prostrate Pasture weed or Cyathula is an annual herb, branched, hairy, reach at the length of 1, the stems prostrate and creeping, branches ascending up to 100 cm long. Stems are dark purple to yellow- brown. Leaf stalks grow up to 1.5 cm long, hairy, opposite, up to 6 cm long and 3.5 cm wide, ovate to elliptic, pubescent, tapered apex. Stem up to 30 cm long. Flowers are pale pink or violet, found in clusters of 1 to 3 perfect flowers.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant and roots
Antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and anti-diabetic
Steroids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Tannins, Cardiac glycosides and Alkaloids
It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:
Apamarga Kshara Taila
Maha Vishagarbha Tailam