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




Chuvanna Kayyonni-ചുവന്ന കയ്യോന്നി.

Plant description:

Ayapana is a tropical, annual sub-shrub, erect, belongs to Asteraceae family, native to South America, grows 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 on both ends, the stem is slender, brownish-red, branched, and hairless, the flowers are thin, flowers slaty blue or pale pink in color, 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 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 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, hemorrhoids, 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 longevity and vitality.
  • Ability to heal wounds and prevent ulcerations.
  • It helps to prevent bleeding in all parts of the body.
  • Clearing out the bowels thus it helps to prevent colitis and inflammation in the intestines.
  • Clearing the intestines results, in a healthy and fair skin condition and also improves abdominal problems like acidity, gastritis, and bloating.
  • leaves of Ayapana have properties that can manage fever, cough, and cold.
  • Fresh juice from the leaves can relieve 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, antisemitic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stomachic, antiseptic,  antiparasitic, expectorant, hepato-protective,  anti-ulcer, Antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal, analgesic,  anticoagulant, antifeedant,   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 be applied 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 it near our house.

Leaf Arrangement 

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Longitudinal

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


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