Medicinal use of Aparajita Herb

Aparajita (Clitoria ternatea) is very useful medicinal herb for brain. It is used in many herbal remedies to treat various diseases. Learn some simple remedies of aparajita herb.

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.

aparajita herb medicinal uses

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).

General Information

  1. Latin: Clitoria ternatea Linn
  2. Family: Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.
  3. Sanskrit: Girikarnikaa, Kokilaa,Yonipushpaa, Vishnukraantaa
  4. Hindi: Aparajita, Koyal
  5. English: Butterfly Pea, Winged-leaved, Clitoria, Mezereon
  6. Bengali: Aparajita
  7. Guajarati: Garnee
  8. Malayalam: Shankhpushpam
  9. Marathi: Gokarnee
  10. Oriya: Aparajita
  11. Punjabi: Aparajita
  12. Kannada: Girikarniballi
  13. Tamil: Kakkanam
  14. Telugu: Dintena, Sankupushpam
  15. Unani: Mezereon

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 the 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 a 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 a 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 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.


  1. Vanakkam 🙏 useful information, Nanri
    Compared to flowers the leaves & seeds are more. We should use them. Further once the root is removed then the plant will dry & die Hence use & benefits of seeds to be studied in depth. In general in all the plants, all the parts have medicinal properties, however the efficacy varies. However the seeds germinates, plant grows, yields flower, seeds and cycle continues. Hence we should study the seeds in depth. Tea leaves/ coffee seeds are used- why not we use this plant leaves/ seeds 👍🤘🌿🌷🌰

  2. Abir chakraborty

    It is very usefull article ,thanks for this

  3. Thank you for your kindness to sharing the useful wisdom.

  4. very informative articles.

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