Diamond flower

The Scientific name of the Diamond flower: Hedyotis corymbosa

Name of Diamond flower in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Parpata, Parpataka

English: Flat-top mille grains, Old world diamond-flower, Wild chay root

Hindi: Daman pappar, Pitpapra

Malayalam: Parpataka pullu-പരപടകപ്പുല്ല്, Njonganam pullu-ഞൊങ്ങനം പുല്ല് 

Plant description:

It is an erect, annual herb, that grows up to 30 cm high. Leaves are arranged oppositely, sessile; stipules small, apex acute, margins re-curved, scabrous, branches angular, tinged purple. Flowers are pale white to greenish, about 0.2 cm long, found in axillary, often solitary; Fruits are capsules, globose, 0.2 cm across, and seeds are pale-brown. Flowers and fruits found during August-November.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Narrow shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Longitudinal
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated Margin_Entire  Venation-Longitudinal


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To cure wounds due to viper bite, depression, liver disorders, fever, and gastric irritability.

Ayurveda uses of Diamond flower

Diamond flower, scientifically known as Hedyotis corymbosa, is a herb that holds a place in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda. It is believed to possess various medicinal properties and has been used for different therapeutic purposes:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory: Diamond flower is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and is used to alleviate inflammation in the body.
  2. Digestive Health: It is used to support digestive function, helping to alleviate issues like indigestion and stomach discomfort.
  3. Urinary Disorders: In Ayurveda, it is employed to address urinary disorders and promote overall urinary system health.
  4. Fever Management: Diamond flower is used in some formulations to help reduce fever and associated symptoms.
  5. Anti-Diarrheal: It is believed to have properties that can help in managing diarrhea and related discomfort.
  6. Antioxidant Activity: Compounds in Diamond flower are believed to possess antioxidant properties, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage.
  7. Wound Healing: It is used topically in some preparations to promote the healing of wounds and cuts.
  8. Respiratory Support: Diamond flower is used in some Ayurvedic formulations to support respiratory health and alleviate respiratory conditions.

As with any herbal remedy, it is crucial to use Diamond flower under the guidance of a qualified practitioner, especially one knowledgeable in Ayurveda. They can provide specific instructions on dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or treatments.

Additionally, it’s important to ensure that any herbal products are obtained from reputable and trusted sources to guarantee their quality and authenticity. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new herbal or Ayurvedic treatment.


Chemical content:

Alternative, febrifuge, Anthelmintic.

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