Synonyms: E. ayapana Vent.
English: Ayappana, Red false daisy, Tall water hemp
Sanskrit: Ajaparna, Vishalyakarni
Chuvanna Kayyonni-ചുവന്ന കയ്യോന്നി.
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.
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 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.
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
|Rasa (Taste)||Tikta, Kashaya (Bitter, Astringent)|
|Guna (Physical Property )||Laghu, Ruksha (Light, Dry)|
|Virya (Potency)||Ushna (Hot)|
|Vipaka (Metabolic Property)||Katu (Pungent)|
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.
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