Badra - Aerva lanata 

Badra - Aerva lanata 


 Aerva lanata



Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Family Amaranthaceae.
Habitat The warmer parts of India,
ascending to 2000 m.
Ayurvedic Paashaanabheda.
Gorakshaganjaa, Aadaanpaaki, Shatkabhedi.

Siddha/Tamil Sirupeelai.
Folk Paashaanabheda (southern India), Gorakhagaanjaa.

Action Anticalculus (used in lithiasis), diuretic, demulcent,
anthelmintic, antidiarrhoeal, anticholerin, bechic; leaf used
in hepatitis, root in strangury. A decoction of the plant is used in
catarrh of bladder. The flowers and roots are used for headache.
Key application As diuretic and lithontriptic. (The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia.)

The plant contains palmitic acid, beta-sitosterol and alpha-amyrin.
Aerva scandens Wall., synonym A. sanguinolenta Blume, is also known as
Paashaanabheda in the south. Species used as Paashaanabheda: Bergenia ligulata (north), Aerva lanata (south), Coleus amboinicus (east) and Bryophyllum pinnatum (west).
Dosage 50–100 ml decoction.








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