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#Achyranthes aspera (common names: chaff-flower, prickly #chaff#flower, devil's horsewhip, Sanskrit: अपामार्ग apamarga) is a species of plant in the #Amaranthaceae family. It is distributed throughout the #tropical world. It can be found in many places growing as an introduced species and a common weed. It is an invasive species in some areas, including many Pacific #Islands environments.
The #juice of this plant is a potent ingredient for a mixture of wall plaster, according to the Samarāṅgaṇa Sūtradhāra, which is a Sanskrit treatise dealing with Śilpaśāstra (Hindu science of art and construction).
It is one of the 21 leaves used in the Ganesh Patra Pooja done regularly on Ganesh Chaturthi day.
Achyranthes aspera has occupied a pivotal position in Indian culture and folk #med#medicinetation needed] Since ancient times the tribal and rural people of India commonly use this herb in various disorders.[vague]
🌿 (चिरचिटा) is a Ayurvedik Medicine plant
The 1889 book 'The Useful Native Plants of Australia’ records that this plant was found "in all the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the old world. The herb is administered in India in cases of dropsy. The seeds are given in #hydrophobia, and in cases of snake-bites, as well as in ophthalmia and cutaneous diseases. The flowering #spikes, rubbed with a little sugar, are made into pills, and given internally to people bitten by mad dogs. The leaves, taken fresh and reduced to a #pulp, are considered a good remedy when applied externally to the #bites of scorpions. The ashes of the #plant yield a considerable quantity of potash, which is used in washing clothes. The flowering spike has the reputation in #India (Oude) of being a safeguard against scorpions, which it is believed to paralyse. (Drury.)"
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