चांगेरी दीपनी रुच्या रुक्षोष्णा कफवातनुत् l

पित्ताम्ला ग्रहण्यार्श :कुष्ठातीसारनाशिनी l l भा.प्र

Botanical Name :Oxalis corniculata, Linn


According To Modern,

  • Kingdom        –  Plantae
  • Class             –  Dicotyledons
  • Subclass        –  Polypetalae
  • Series            –  Disciflorace
  • Order             –  Oxalidales
  • Family            –  Oxalidaceae
  • Geneu            –  Oxalis
  • Species          –  Corniculata

According To Ayurveda,

  • Charak – Saka varga
  • Sushruta – sakavarga
  • Bhavprakash – sakavarga

Other Names of Changeri:

  • English name – Yellow wood sorrel, Creeping wood sorrel,Creeping oxalis, creeping   lady’s sorrel, Procumbent yellow sorrel.
  • Hindi name – Amrul, Changeri.
  • Bengali name – Amrul.
  • Guajarati name – Ambolee, Changeri.
  • Kannada name – Pullamouradi, Sivargee.
  • Malayalam – Pulliparel.
  • Marathi name – Ambutee, Ambatee.
  • Tamil name – Puliyarai.
  • Telugu name – Pulichinta.
  • Urdu name – Teen patiya, Changeri.
  • Arabic name – Hhamdid.
  • French name – Alleluia, Oxalis cornicluee.
  • German name – Gelbersaurerklee, Gehorntersauerklee.
  • Italian name – Ossalidecorniculata.
  • Nepalese name – Caremalaa.
  • Portuguese name- Azedinha, Erva-azedo.
  • Spanish name – Acederilla, Vinagrera.
  • Turkish name – Eksiyonca.
  • Brazil name – Trevo-azedo.
  • Chinese name – Cu-jiang-cao.
  • Fiji name – Matakonikoni.
  • Philippines name – Salamagi, Kanapa.
  • Sweden name – Krpoxalis.
  • Sanskrit Names-Kshudra amlika,Lonika,Amlalonika,Lola,Chatushparni,Dantaratha.

General Information :

Leaf- Alternate, Trifoliate with a long petiole. Leaflets are obcordate with a conspicuous notched apex, each leaflet is upto 2 cm long, Flower- yellow, pentamerous, Fruit- sub-cylindrical capsule with numerous tiny black seeds.

Types Of Plant’s

  • Triparni-Oxalis acetocella

Properties (Gunadharma)

  • Rasa-amala, kasaya
  • Vipak-Amla
  • Virya-Ushna
  • Guna-Laghu, Ruksa

Specific Parts

  • leaf, fruit, whole plant


  • Kapha, Vatashamaka , Pittavardhana


दीपनी चोष्णवीर्या च ग्राहिणी कफमारुते l

प्रशस्यते अम्ल चांगेरी ग्रहणी अर्शो हता च सा l च .सू २७

ग्रहण्यार्शो विकारघ्नीसाम्ला  वात कफे हिता l

उष्णा किंचित कषाया  च चांगेरी चाग्नी दीपनी l l सु सं ४६

चांगेरी दीपनी रुच्या रुक्षोष्णा कफवातनुत् l

पित्ताम्ला ग्रहण्यार्श :कुष्ठातीसारनाशिनी l l भा.प्र


  • Abscess– Make poultice of changeri leave. Apply on the affected part twice a day.
  • Diarrhea– Take one changeri leaves. Boil in Buttermilk. Have it once a day.
  • Indigestion- Powder the dried leaves. Boil two teaspoon in a cup of buttermilk. Take once a day.
  • Dysentery– Grind some leaves. Boil two teaspoon in a cup of buttermilk. Take once a day.
  • Fever- Soak 3 to 4 leaves of changeri  in a glass of water overnight. In the morning. Take out leaves and drink the water.
  • Jaundice- Mix two teaspoon leaf extract in a cup of buttermilk. Take once a day.
  • Acne- Grind the leaves of this herb with warm water. Apply on the affected part once a day.
  • Swelling- Take once teaspoon changeri Root decoction twice a day.
  • Earache- Take out the juice of Indian sorrel seeds. Drip 2-2 drops in each ear once a day.
  • Headache- Grind changeri leaves to make paste. Apply it on your forehead.
  • Stomach problems- Boil few leaves of changeri in water. Drink 5 ml it twice a day.

To treat the stomach pain-Changery leaves decoction should be taken with roasted hing and murraba,for two times a day. Juice of Changeri leaves  cooked with 4 times of curd.Add black pepper in this mixcure.This preparation is used to treat IBS. To treat Halitosis-chewing of 2-3 changeri leaves is advisiable.


Roast the whole changeri herb in ghee and then prepare the dish with it.Give this to the patient with curd.

To treat the constipation it is advised to take the 4-5 changery leaves with buttermilk or Juice of Changery leaves is also used to treat the constipation

Inflammation :

Warm the leaves of changeri . use it as poultice over inflamed areas.

Paste  of Changeri leaves applied externally as a antidote for poisoning caused by snake bits,dhatura,mercury and arsenic.

Changeri leaves extract is used for treating urns,insect bites and various skin eruptions.It is also beneficial for various skin disoders like warts,corns,inflammation and boils.

Changeri leaf uice is mixed with onion extract and applied over warts for its removal.

Infusion of Changeri leaves is used to cure irritation of eyes and opacity of cornea.

Changeri herb possess antihelminthic properties hence it is given to infants in case of hookworm infestation.

Changeri leaf juice is used to treat the jaundice.Iti is also given in diabetic condition and relives the symptoms of poly-urea.

Leaf extract mixed with oil and abhyangam of this oil gives the best results in insomnia.

Aqueous extract of Changery herb is cardio -protective in nature.

Changery leaves contains good amount of Vitamin-C itself hence it is used in the treatment of scurvy.

Formulation (Kalp)

  • Changerighrita, Changerisiddhataila.
  • jivantyadi Ghrita


  • Svararas – 5 to 15 ml.

Chemical Composition.

Carotene, Malic acid, Citric acid, C-glycosyl favonoids, Isovitexin, Vitexin, D-glucopyranoside.

Home Remedies

Arsa (piles)

In case of arsas (Piles ) , one should be take combination of leaves of trivrit (Operulinaturpethum), Danti (Baliospermummontanum), Cangeri (Oxalis corniculata) and Citraka (Plumbagozeylanica) fried in ghee and oil with curd.

Unmada (Insanity)

Juice of Cangeri (Oxalis coriculata) sour gruel and jiggery to be taken in equal quantity churned together, if it is administered to patient of Unmada (Insanity) will cure within three days.

Research Corner

A study is conducted on the ability of Oxalis corniculata to alleviate liver damage caused by over dose of PARACETAMOL.

Antioxidant activity of Oxalis corniculata is also evaluated using free radical scavenging activity. Rats pretreated with Oxalis rum enzymes such as glutamate oxaloacetate  transaminase, glutamate pyruvate transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, serum bilirubin and showed almost normal histological liver architecture of the treated groups indicating hepatoprotective activity of oxalis conrniculata l ethanolic extract against paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity in wistar rats and its in vitro antioxidant effects.

Side Effects-

Oxalic acid present in leaves gives sharp flavor and this oxalic acid helps to bind up the proper supply of calcium.So sufferers of gout,rheumatism and hyperacidity should restrict intake of this herb.

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