Botanical Name : TEPHROSIA PURPUREA
Family Name : FABACEAE
Common Name : FISH POISON, WILD INDIGO
Part Used : Root, Leaves, Bark
Habitat : Throughout India
Uses : It is used traditionally as folk medicine. According to Ayurveda, plant is digestible, anthelmintic, alexiteric, leprosy, ulcers, antipyretic, alternative, cures diseases of liver, spleen, heart, blood, tumours, asthma etc.
According to Unani system of medicine, root is diuretic, allays thirst, enriches blood, cures diarrhea, useful in bronchitis diseases, inflammations, boils and pimples. Leaves are tonic to intestines and a promising appetizer. It also checks the soil erosion. Leaves are used as fodder. Seeds can be used as substitute to Coffee. It also helps in fixing Nitrogen.
Parts Offered : Whole plant, Leaves