Botanical Name Achyranthes aspera
Family Amaranthaceae
Origin Indigenous to India
Description Apamarga is a common herbaceous plant that grows up to 2 meters in height. It has greenish-white flowers and small, oval-shaped seeds that are reddish-brown in color.
Parts Used Whole plant, roots, seeds
Dose 50-100 ml, Powder: 1-3 g


Ayurved Features

Formulations(Yog) Apamarga kshara, Apamarga taila, Apamarga guggulu
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) The plant is used as an antidote for snake venom
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (quality): Laghu (light), Tikshna (sharp)
Rasa (taste): Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
Vipak (metabolism): Katu (pungent)
Virya (potency): Ushna (hot)
Prabhav (impact): Krimighna (anthelmintic), Shoolaghna (analgesic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Apamarga, Chirchita
Hindi: Apang, Latjira
Assamese: Latajiraa
Bengali: Apang
Kannada: Uttaranee
Malayalam: Katalati
Manipuri: Yangkhokthong
Marathi: Apang
Oriya: Latjira
Telegu: Uttareni


Distribution Apamarga is found throughout India, and in some other parts of the world, such as Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Pharmacognosy The plant contains several active compounds, including saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, and steroids.
Cultivation Apamarga can be grown in a wide range of soils and climatic conditions. It is generally propagated through seeds and requires moderate watering.
Physical Constituents Essential oil, resin, mucilage
Chemical Constituents Alkaloids, triterpenoids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, sterols, and fatty acids


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