Aparajita

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APARAJITA
Botanical Name- Clitoria ternatea
Family- FABACEAE
Names in different language:Hindi-Koyala; Telugu- Dintena , Malayalam – sangu pushpam Synonyms— Asphota, Girikarni, Visnukrãntã, sankhapuspi, Sephanda, svetã, Mahã svetã.

Classification according to Caraka, Susrutha & Vagbhata
Caraka -Sirovirecanopaga
Susruta –
Vagbhata -- -
Introduction—This  plant’s root is specially used for leucoderma. It is also considered as Visahara. Brhat Trayi texts  do not come across the term Aparãjita. Varieties & adulterants 
1. blue flowers
2. white flowers ( Both are identified as C. ternatea Linn. ) 3. Sveta aparajitha – sreyi now it identified as Rasna 4. mahasevta aparajitha
5. katabhi – Albizza procera
6. Ksudra Sveta – C. ternatea
7. Canscora decussate   [AD]
8. convolvulus pluricaulis  [AD]
9. Evolvulus alsinodes   [AD]
 
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Properties—

Rasa- Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
Guna- Laghu, Rüksa

Virya-Sita
Vipãka- Katu
Karma -Tridosahara, Medhya, Visaghna, Cakusya
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Circulatory system : Being haemostatic and blood purifier, it is useful in haemorrhagic disorders and vatarakta. Hot infusion of dhamasa is given to prevent small pox. Respiratory system : It is used in common cold, cough, asthma as it acts as an expectorant and reduces the irritation of respiratory organs. Besides this, whole plant is used for smoking. Decoction is used for gargling in throat manifestations Mansavaha srotas : Dhamasa is applied over neck stiffness.

Srotogamitva
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Dosha Alleviates kapha, pitta (sweet and bitter - favorite food for pittaprakruti person). Dhatu : Medaghna, raktagami.
Rasa : Fever, majja.
Mala : Purisha (laxative).
Organs Respiratory, digestive systems.
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indications— Kustha,  Unmãda, Vrana, süla,
Part Used— Root/root bark, seeds
Dosage— Root powder I-3g, seed powder 1-2 g.
 
Therapeutic Uses—
 (1) Dañta süla- Root of Aparãjita along with...
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