Latin Name

Hygrophila spinosa

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant; specially Seeds and Root
(पंचांग – मुख्य बीज और मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Its seeds act as an aphrodisiac hence used in loss of libido and in oligospermia. Seeds have diuretic action and used in the treatment of oedema, urinary calculus, painful micturition etc. Root is used in liver ailments and is effective in relieving flatulence. Seeds have overall nourishing effect and used in general debility and fatigue.

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