Botanical Name Clitoria ternatea
Family Fabaceae
Description Aparajita, also known as Clitoria ternatea, is a perennial climbing plant that grows up to 5 meters in length. It has alternate, oval-shaped leaves and produces blue or white flowers. The plant has long, cylindrical pods that contain small, round seeds.
Parts Used The roots, leaves, flowers, and seeds of Aparajita are all used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The dose of Aparajita varies depending on the preparation and intended use. It is best to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for guidance on dosing.


Ayurved Features

Formulations(Yog) Aparajita is used in various Ayurvedic formulations, including Chyawanprash, Triphala churna, and Brahmi ghrita.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for Aparajita poisoning.
Ayurvedic Properties GUNA (Quality): Laghu (light) and Ruksha (dry)
RASA (Taste): Kashaya (astringent) and Madhura (sweet)
VIPAK (Metabolism): Madhura (sweet)
VIRYA (Potency): Sheeta (cold)
PRABHAV (Impact): Medhya (improves intellect), Hridya (good for heart)
Other Names Sanskrit: Shankhapushpi, Gokarna
Hindi: Aparajita, Shankhapushpi
Assamese: Aparajita
Bengali: Aparajita, Sankha pushpi
Kannada: Shankhapushpi
Malayalam: Shankhapushpi
Manipuri: Aparajita
Marathi: Shankhapushpi, Gokarna
Oriya: Shankhapushpi
Telugu: Shankhapushpi


Distribution Aparajita is native to Southeast Asia and is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, and other tropical regions.
Pharmacognosy Atibala has many medicinal properties and is used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating various ailments such as fever, cough, cold, diarrhea, dysentery, and skin diseases. It is also used as a general tonic and for improving immunity.
Cultivation Atibala is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of soils and climatic conditions. It can be easily propagated through seeds or cuttings.
Physical Constituents Aparajita contains various phytochemicals, including protein, fat, fiber, and ash.
Chemical Constituents Aparajita contains several active compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids, triterpenoids, and glycosides.


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