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
- Bengali: Aparajita
- Guajarati: Garnee
- Malayalam: Shankhpushpam
- Marathi: Gokarnee
- Oriya: Aparajita
- Punjabi: Aparajita
- Kannada: Girikarniballi
- Tamil: Kakkanam
- Telugu: Dintena, Sankupushpam
- Unani: Mezereon
Here are few remedies that can be done at home using Aparajita herb or Clitoria to cure various ailments.
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 the herb. Then extract its juice by crushing and adding water. Put few drops (4) in each nostril to get relief from headache.
Prepare decoction of its root (1-2 teaspoon) and drink twice a day for a few days.
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 a few days.
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.
Prepare paste of its seeds with water and apply on the affected part in the 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 the herb. Now crush and extract juice in mortar and pestle. Drink this leaves juice with misri and water for a 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.