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Yellow thistle

Scientific name of Yellow thistle: Argemone mexicana

Name of Yellow thistle in different languages:-

English: Mexican poppy, Mexican prickly poppy, Flowering thistle

Sanskrit: sarshapa, katuka, sneha, bhutaghna

Hindi: सत्यानाशी Satyanashi

Malayalam: Erumakkalli-എരുമക്കള്ളി , Ponnumath-പൊന്നൂമത്ത്, Brahmarakshasa-ബ്രഹ്മരാക്ഷസ

Plant description of Yellow thistle

Useful plant parts: whole plant

Yellow thistle - Argemone mexicana is s flowering shrub with thorns, commonly in waste lands, branching, grows to 60 to 90 cm height and has yellow sap, leaves are thistle-like, flowers are bright yellow, big, occur in branch end with size up to 5 cm. The fruits are a capsule.

Medicinal uses: to treat migraine headaches, malaria, wound healer.

The chemical content: alkaloids, sanguinarine and dihydrosanguinarine.

How to prepare medicines:

Yellow thistle is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Kasisadi Tailam 

Ardraka Ghritam

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