Prickly Chaff-flower is an erect or prostrate, annual or perennial herb, often with a woody base, which grows as wasteland herb every where. Since time immemorial, it is in use as folk medicine. It holds a reputed position as medicinal herb in different systems of medicine in India. Hence this plant has the reputation of being a powerful talisman, and is now popularly supposed to act as a safeguard against scorpions and snakes by paralysing them. Prickly Chaff Flower is found in the Tropical and sub-Tropical Africa, Asia, Australia, including the Himalayas, till altitudes of 2300 m.
Good for Cough and indigestion.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Achyranthes Aspera||Prickly Chaff Flower, Chaff-flower||अघाड़ा / Aghara||കടലാടി / Katalati|