Elephant’s Foot

The scientific name of the Elephant’s Foot: Elephantopus Scaber Linn.

Name of Elephant’s Foot in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Gojihva, Kharaparnini

Hindi: Gobhi

Malayalam: Anachuvadi-ആനച്ചുവടി

Useful plant parts: Whole plant

Plant description:-

Elephant foot or Elephantopus Scaber is an erect herb up to 80 cm in height; leaves dark green spread on the ground roundly resemble the footprint of an elephant, so it is named Elephant foot, and sized 5 to 38 cm long and 1 to 6 cm wide; flowers violet in color and size 7 to 9 mm long, fruit is about 4 mm long, it commonly occurs in grasslands, roadsides, along fields, below 1500 m altitude.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lanceolate Margin-Irregular Venation-Pinnate
 longitudinal  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal Properties

  1. Wound Healing: In some cultures, the sap or gel from Elephant’s Foot has been used topically on wounds for its potential healing properties.
  2. Respiratory Support: Some traditional practices suggest that certain preparations from this plant might be used to address respiratory issues, though scientific evidence is limited.
  3. Anti-inflammatory: In some regions, Elephant’s Foot is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for conditions involving inflammation.
  4. Digestive Health: Extracts from the plant have been used in some traditional systems for digestive support, although modern scientific evidence on its efficacy is lacking.
  5. Skin Conditions: The gel-like substance from the plant may be used topically for skin conditions. It is thought to have soothing properties.

It’s important to note that while Elephant’s Foot has a history of traditional use, there is limited scientific research on its efficacy and safety for medicinal purposes. Always consult a healthcare professional or herbalist before using any plant or herb for therapeutic purposes.

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How to prepare medicines:

The whole plant was ground to a paste and then the toxic wounds were to neutralize poisonous elements.

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