Aparajita – Clitoria ternatea – Ayurvedic Explanation of Medicinal Use

Aparajita is an ancient Indian medicinal herb. Its botanical name is Clitoria ternatea. It is mainly used as a brain tonic. It belongs to Fabaceae family. It is known as Dintena in Telugu and Koyala in Hindi.

Sanskrit Synonyms:
Asphota, Vishnukranta, Shankhapushpi, Shveta, Mahashveta, Girikarni

Classical categorization:
Charaka Samhita – Shiro virechanopaga – Group of herbs that are used in Nasya panchakarma treatment.

Medicinal qualities:
Rasa – Katu (pungent), Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (astringent)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (lightness), Rooksha (dry)
Vipaka – Katu (undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion)
Veerya – Sheeta – cold potency
Effect on Tridosha – Tridoshahara – It balances all the three Doshas.
Special effect – Medhya – improves intelligence.

Therapeutic benefits

Aparajita – Ayurvedic herb – Clitoria ternatea

Medhya -Improves intelligence
Kanthya – Improves voice, good for throat
Sudrushtida – Improves vision, good for eyes
kushta – Useful in skin diseases
Mutra- Cleanses bladder,
Tridosha – Balances Tridosha
Ama – relieves indigestion, malabsorption
Shothavrana – Acts as natural anti inflammatory herb
Vishaapaha -Detoxfying, effective in cases of poisoning.
Smruti-buddhida -Improves memory and concentration.

It is also used in
Rakta atisara – diarrhoea with bleeding
Daha – burning sensatin
Jvara – natural antipyretic
Chardihara – anti-emetic
Unmada, madabhrama hara – useful in psychiatric conditions like mania and schizophrenia
Shwasakasahara – useful in cough, asthma and related respiratory conditions.

Part used: Root bark, root, seeds.

Important Ayurvedic medicines with Aparajita (Clitoria ternatea) herb –
Garbhapal Ras
Vataraktantak Ras
Vajeekaran Capsule


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