A collection of safe and effective home remedies and herbal cures from Ayurveda .

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Argemone mexicana-An introduction

Argemone mexicana-image in the public domain

This is a very spiny and prickly herb found almost in all parts of India in wastelands.The seeds of this plant look like mustard seeds.The flowers are yellow and the veins are white.It is poisonous to cattle and so the animals avoid grazing the leaves.

English:Mexican prickly poppy
Hindi : Satyanashi
Tamil: Kudiyotti
Sanskrit : Swarna kshiri (because of the yellow sap secretion-swarna-gold kshiri-sap)
Telugu: Bramhadandi.

This plant has many medicinal properties .It is used for treating eye disorders,skin ailments and also used for men's health problems.
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