Apamarga-अपामार्ग-Achyranthes Aspera

Apamarga-अपामार्ग-Achyranthes Aspera

Apamarga-अपामार्ग-Achyranthes Aspera (V-K-, P+ in excess):

It has Prickly Chaff Flowers and various parts of the Plant (Roots, Seeds & Leaves) are used for their Medicinal Values. It could be white or red & is found as a weed (Grows up to around a meter or two& found at Roadsides, Wastelands!). It is Bitter and Pungent. Virya is Warming to Heating (in Excess). Vipaka is Pungent. It is Light, Dry and Sharp-Penetrating. It Pacifies Vata & Kapha & expels excess Pitta from Body.

Bio-Chemically: Consists of many important Bio-Organic Compounds (& Volatile Oils) such as Rhamnose, Xylose, Dihydroxy Ketones, Alkaloids, Saponins, Glucose, Galactose… Consists of very important Bio-Organic Acids such as Oileic, Oleonolic, Palmitic, Stearic, Beheic, Arachidec, Myristic, Lauric and Amino Acid. It is a good Source of Potassium.

Medicinally: It is Anti-Microbial (Anti-Bacterial [Activity shown in Lab Results], Wound Cleaner-Anti-Septic…), Immune-Metabolic System Booster (Blood Purifier, Haemorrhoids) & is useful for Digestive System(Purgative-Strongly Laxative, Stimulates Digestive Fire-Controlled Quantities), Circulatory System, Respiratory System (Expectorant), Skin Health, Neural Disorders (Nervine Tonic), Excretory System (Diuretic), Kidney-Liver Stimulant (Gall Bladder-Kidney Stones)…

How may we consume Apamarga-अपामार्ग-Achyranthes Aspera?

  1. Powder: Made by The Whole Dried Plant (With Ghee, Honey or Other Herbs, as Required),
  2. Decoction,
  3. If the Powder-Churna of the individual parts is not available, go ahead, just use the powder available, which is of the whole plant.
  4. Infusion (of the Root),
  5. Extract-Juice,
  6. Oil…

Few Medicinal Benefits of Apamarga-अपामार्ग-Achyranthes Aspera:

  1. Anti-Microbial:
  • Fevers: 3/4th Tsp Apamarga Powder, 2 Garlic Cloves Paste & 2-4 Pinches of Hand Ground Black Pepper with 2 Tsp melted A2 ghee or Honey as the case may be. You may follow it up with a cup of Warm-Hot as necessary,
  • Insect Bites-Wounds-Swelling: Crush few leaves into paste & apply on the wound; and/or Have ½-1 Tsp Apamarga Powder with few Pinches of Black Pepper & a Tso or two of Jaggery; and/or Apamarga Decoction with a Tsp of A2-Desi Cow Ghee added,
  • Cholera: ½-1 Tsp of Apamarga root Powder with a cup of warm water Twice/Day;
  1. Metabolic Disorders:
  • Bleeding Haemorrhoids: Apply Seeds Powder Paste Topically; and/or Topically apply ash paste; and/or a Cup of Decoction with a Tsp of A2 Ghee added; and/or Sprinkle crushed seeds to your meals; and/or Topically apply paste of Apamarga Leaves & Black Sesame Oil,
  • Anaemia: A Tsp of Apamarga Powder with a Glass of Butter-Milk (Preferable Desi Cow’s Curd’s Butter-Milk) with or after your Lunch,
  1. Digestive Disorders:
  • Diarrhoea: Dry ample amounts of Apamarga Leaves, Hand crush them to fine powder, Store it in airtight glass container, take 1-5 Pinches with Tsp or two of Honey Twice a day,
  1. Respiratory Health:
  • Cough (General Respiratory System Health): Heat-Roast-Burn Apamarga Powder & carry out Ayurvedic Smoking-Through Nose (only!); and/or Leaves-Flowers Infusion Twice a day,
  1. Oral Health:
  • Yellow Teeth-Tooth Decay-Tooth Worms-Caries: Mix Apamarga Flower Powder-Paste with Rock-Black Salt & gently massage Teeth-Gums,
  1. Excretory & Reproductory System:
  • Breast Enhancement: Mix 25mL of Jyotishmati or Malkagni Oil with 125 mL of Balaswagandhadi Oil (Taila), Stir well, Store & use it Twice-Thrice Daily for mild Breast Massage,
  • Uterus Health: ½ Tsp Apamarga Powder Decoction with Rock Candy 45-60 minutes before meals,
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria): A Tsp of Apamarga Powder with melted 1-2 Tsp of A2-Pure Desi Cow Ghee after Dinner. Follow it up with ½-1 Cup of Warm-Hot water if required,
  • Leucorrhoea: A Cup of Fresh Leaves Decoction with 2-3 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice & few Pinches of Hand Ground Black Pepper,
  1. Skin Health:
  • Skin Eruptions: Apply Apamarga Powder Paste Topically & a Cup of Decoction Twice a day,
  • Itching, Urticaria (Reddish Skin Patches, Skin Bumps: Topically apply Root Bark Paste; and/or a Cup of Decoction with a Tsp of Desi Cow-A2 Ghee added,
  • Leucoderma: Apply “Jyotishmati Oil” with Pinches of Apamarga Powder added Topically on affected parts,
  • Eczema: Roast-Burn the Powder, make fine paste with water & apply topically,
  • Warts-Ulcers: Topically apply ash of plant, 

Contra-Indications: Best Avoided (or Controlled-Reduced Quantities) During/Before Pregnancy (or Lactating Mothers), Emaciated Patients, Infants or Children. As it may increase-vitiate Pitta in excess, it may reduce Libido if taken over long periods.

Legal Disclaimer: The information in this article is not a Medico-Legal advice. Use it at your own risk. Although I do my best to give you accurate and useful information, you should consult an appropriate Medical Professional before Trying out any of the above Information.

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Author: Manoj

My Research on Ancient (But Highly Intelligent & Advanced) Studies-Ayurveda & So Called Modern Studies (!!) has brought me literally back from Dead! Quit my sailing job in 2009 due Serious Medical Conditions (Severe Vision Loss, Severe Haemorrhoids, Severe Depression...), But few incidences (Rajiv Dixit CD's, Fatal Ailments Getting Cured at High End Ayurveda Ashrams, Khongress Leaders Going to Ayurveda Ashram!!!!!!!) Prompted me towards 'Dedicated & Devoted Studies of The Greatest (Ancient-Original) Medical Science-Ayurveda'.