Botanical Name :Fumaria vaillamntii. Loisel.

there are many botanical species used with the name Parpataka-Fumaria parviflora lam,fumaria officinalis,Fumaria indica,Pugsley,Justica procumbens,Oldenlandia corymbosa,Prolycarpaea corymbosa-All these used in the name of Parpata.

Mollugo cerviana and Mollugo oppositifolia are Used in Tamil nadu and Andra Pradesh.

 Classification:

According To Modern

Kingdom –Plantae

Family     – Parpatakula

According To Ayurveda

Charak- Trushna nigrahana-group of herbs useful in quenching thirst

RajaNighantu – ParpatadiVarga

KaiyyadevaNighantu – AushadhiVarga

Sushruta-Not mentioned

Bhavprakash Nighantu,Dhanvantari Nighantu- GuduchyadiVarga

Madanapala Nighantu-Abhayadi Varga

Other Names :

  • Garo: Pid-papra, Shahtra
  • Hindi: Papara, Pit papra
  • Malayalam: Parpatakam
  • Nepali: Dhukure
  • Sanskrit: Parpata, Parpatakah
  • Telugu: Chatarashi
  • Nepali: Dhukure, KoireKuro, ShampuPhool
  • Sanskrit Synonyms-Sutiktaka,Varatikta-greatest bitter tasting herb
  • Sukshmapatra-pointed small leaves
  • Pittaha-balances Pitta dosha
  • Sheetavallabha,Charmahva,Rajorenu,Varmakantaka

General Information :

Skin problems, boils, eczema, daadkhaj, psoriasis Prepare decoction of Pitta papraand neem leaves. Drink regularly for few days. Prepare homemade oil by cooking this herb in mustard oil and apply at affected areas. Kidney problem, Increased Serum creatine and urea Drink decoction of Pitta papra. For poisoning due to any reasons, Removal of body toxins. Prepare decoction by boiling Fumitory (5 gms) in water (200 ml) till volume reduces to 50 ml. Filter and drink. This helps in situation of swallowing of poisonous, toxic substance. Intestinal parasites, digestive problem, nausea, vomiting

Prepare powder of Pitta papra herb and take 1-2 gram twice a day.

 

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Tikta

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Sheeta

Guna-Laghu

 

Specific Parts :

Panchanga.

Doshaghnata :

Kapha-Pittaghna.

Shloka’s :

पर्पट:शीतल स्तिक्त:पित्तश्र्लेश्मज्वरापह: |

रक्तदाहरुचीग्लानिमदभ्रमविनाशण: || ध. नी.

एक: पर्पटक : श्रेष्ठ :पित्तज्वर विनाशन :l  च .द

पर्पट : कटूक :पाके रसे तिक्ते हिमो लघु : l l

संग्राही वातलो हन्ति दाहपित्तकफज्वरान् l

पिपासारोचक च्छर्दी रक्तपित्त मदभ्रमान् l l कै.नि

पर्पटो हन्ति पित्तास्त्रभ्रमतृष्णाकफज्वरान् l

संग्राही शीतलस्तीक्तो दाहनुव्दातलो लघु :l l भा .प्र

Benefits:

Being trishnashamak, deepana, grahi, krimighna and yakritottejana, it should be used in trishna, aruchi, agnimandya, krimi, yakritvikara it should be used in trishna, aruchi, agnimandya, krimi, yakritvikara and kamala. Being raktashudhikara and raktastambhana it is used in raktapitta, vatarakra, etc. and in mootrakrichchhra, kushtha, Pittavikara and daha.

It also given in Kaphaja jwara and Pittaj Jwara

It is also recommanded in Mada(intoxication),Bhrama (dizziness,psychosis) and Glani(tiredness,weakness f sense organs)

Red flower of Parpata is given in Atisaar,Dysentry and Diarrhoea.

It is also known as Common Fumitory .It is used in spasmodic abdominal pain,skin disoders,eye disoders,cardiac disoders.

Mollugo oppositifolia is used as laxitive,antiseptic,used in earache,itch and dermatitis

Formulation (Kalp):

Parpatadiquatha, Parpatadyarishta.

Dosage :

Powder – 1 to  gm.

Decoction – 40 to 80 ml.

 

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