Indian Uraria

The scientific name of Indian Uraria: Uraria picta/Hedysarum pictum

Name of Indian Uraria in different languages:-

English: Indian Uraria

Sanskrit: Andhriparni, Chitraparni, Sinhapuchchi

Hindi: Prishanaparni-पृश्निपर्णी, Dabra, Pitvan, Shankaraja

Tamil: Oripai, Chittirappalatai

Malayalam: prishaparni

Plant description:

It is an erect perennial, shrub or under-shrub commonly found in the wasteland areas, throughout India, grows up to 6 ft tall, and branches are velvety. The leaves are up to 25 cm long, imparipinnate, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute; leaflets linear-oblong, up to 8 cm long. The flowers are purple in color, or in pink or bluish, sized up to 9 mm long, and flowering season June-September. Fruit is long up to 9 mm, smooth, polished, with 3 to 6 segments, 3 mm broad, folded on one another

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Linear Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, Roots, Leaves and seed

Medicinal uses:

To treat coughing, cold and fevers, sore mouth, urinary infections, bronchitis, dyspnoea, diarrhea, fractors.

Ayurveda uses of Indian Uraria

Indian Uraria, known as Prishniparni in Ayurveda, holds several important uses in traditional medicine:

1. Respiratory Health: It’s valued for its ability to support the respiratory system, making it useful in conditions like cough, asthma, and bronchitis.

2. Digestive Aid: Indian Uraria is believed to aid digestion and can be used to address digestive disorders.

3. Rejuvenation: It’s considered a rejuvenating herb and is used in formulations to promote overall vitality and well-being.

4. Anti-inflammatory: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it may be used to alleviate inflammation in various parts of the body.

5. Diuretic: It’s known to have diuretic properties, helping in the elimination of excess fluids from the body.

6. Antioxidant: Indian Uraria is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which can help combat oxidative stress.

7. Uterine Tonic: It’s traditionally used to support women’s health, particularly in issues related to the uterus.

8. Wound Healing: It can be applied topically to aid in wound healing and reduce inflammation.

Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or Ayurvedic specialist before using Indian Uraria or any other herb for medicinal purposes. They can provide guidance on proper dosage and usage based on individual health conditions.

Chemical contents:


It is used as an ingredient to prepare Ayurveda medicines like:

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