Aparajita (Clitoria ternatea) is perennial twining climber which common all over the tropical parts of India. This medicinal herb has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and memory improving properties. In Ayurveda it is considered as 'Medhya drug' or one that improves mental abilities, intellect and works on nervous system.
In South India Aparajita tree is used as Shankhapushpi. Its use improves learning and memory.
The safe dosage of Clitoria ternatea is root powder (1-3g), seed powder (1-3 g) and leaf powder (2-5 g).
Latin: Clitoria ternatea Linn
Family: Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.
Sanskrit: Girikarnikaa, Kokilaa,Yonipushpaa, Vishnukraantaa
Hindi: Aparajita, Koyal
English: Butterfly Pea, Winged-leaved, Clitoria, Mezereon
Telugu: Dintena, Sankupushpam
Here are few remedies that can be done at home using Aparajita herb or Clitoria to cure various ailments.
Chronic bronchitis Mix root juice in milk and drink.
Nerving tonic, Improving memory, brain function Drink its root juice with honey.
Migraine, chronic head ache Wash to clean roots of herb. Then extract its juice by crushing and adding water. Put few drops (4) in each nostril to get relief from headache.
Recurrent fever Prepare decoction of its root (1-2 teaspoon) and drink twice a day for few days.
Chronic cough Take its herbs root, black pepper (2-3), tulsi leaves (7) in a glass of water. Cook till volume reduces to half. Filter and drink for few days.
Tonsillitis Boil herbs leaves with guava leases. Use this for gargling.
Abdominal pain, coughing Prepare powder of its seed. Take this powder twice a day with water.
Hydrocele Prepare paste of its seeds with water and apply on affected part in form of poultice.
Uterus Prolapse, Uterus or Vaginal Infection Boil leaves of herb with chingeri grass. Add some alum and wash affected area.
Heavy Periods, Frequent Periods, Over Bleeding, Raktapradar Wash and clean leaves of herb. Now crush and extract juice in mortar and pestle. Drink this leaves juice with misri and water for few days.
Sujak, Hydrocele, Gonorrhoea Boil its leaves in water and use this water to wash affected areas.
Filariasis or Elephantiasis (Elephant Leg) Preapare a powder by mixing its root and seed powder. Take this powder (1 tbsp) with water.