Botanical Name Sphaeranthus indicus
Family Asteraceae
Origin India
Description Mundi is a perennial herb that grows up to 60 cm tall. It has numerous branches and small yellow or white flowers. The leaves are small and oblong in shape.
Parts Used The whole plant is used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The recommended dose of Mundi depends on the form of the herb and the condition being treated. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosing instructions.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Mundi is used in various Ayurvedic formulations, including Triphala churna, Mahasudarshan churna, and Punarnavadi guggulu.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not available.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Not available.
Other Names Sanskrit: Mundi, Munditika
Hindi: Mundi, Mundali
Assamese: Bonmunda, Mundar
Bengali: Gajjodumur, Munditika
Kannada: Muttuga, Sirugatige
Malayalam: Cholamundi, Motti
Manipuri: Khangthong
Marathi: Mundi, Mudi
Oriya: Munji
Telugu: Gumburu, Muddi


Distribution Mundi is native to India and is found in various parts of the country.
Pharmacognosy Mundi has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-pyretic properties. It contains a variety of chemical compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids, and terpenes.
Cultivation Mundi can be cultivated in well-drained soil in full sunlight. It requires regular watering and fertilization.
Physical Constituents Not available
Chemical Constituents Mundi contains various chemical compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids, and terpenes.



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