Botanical Name: Achyranthese aspera
- English: Prickly chaff flower
- Ayurvedic: Mayura, Pratyakpusp
- Also, known as: Apamg, Sikhari, Aghedo, Chirchita, Uttarani, Katalati, Kharamanjar, Aghada, Puthakanda, Nayuruvi, Yuttarenu, Chirchita, Latjira, Chaff Flower, Devil’s horsewhip, Kutri, Safed aghedo, Apanga, Jarong, Atumah, Mosotillo, Collant gerndarme, Aghara,
Parts Used: Seed
Apamarga consist of dried whole plant of Achyranhese aspera. A stiff, erect, 0.3-1-meter-high which found commonly as a weed throughout India up to 900 meters. Roots are cylindrical tap, slightly ribbed 0.1 -1 cm thick rough due to presence of some root scars.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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