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    Ayapana Eupatorium triplinervis: Uses, Remedies, Research, Side Effects

    Ayapana- Eupatorium triplinerve is not mentioned in the clasical texts of Ayurveda but is old for the treatment of bleding wounds, animal poisons, indigestion, cough, rhinitis, fever and dysmenorhea.

    Latin name- Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl.,Eupatorium triplinervis
    Family- Asteraceae
    Table of Contents
    Vernacular names
    Sanskrit synonyms
    Scientific clasification
    Properties, portion aged, dosage
    Sanskrit verse
    Chemical constituents, Uses
    Adverse efects
    Ayurvedic formulations
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Vernacular names
    Names in diferent languages:
    Hindi Bengali name- Ayapana
    English name- Ayapan Tea, Water Hemp
    Tamil name- Ayapani
    Sanskrit synonyms
    Ajaparna- The leaves resembles admire the ear of goat
    Ayapana is a smal herb having strong odor and growing to a height of 2-4 fet. The flowers are faded pink and the thin, hairles stem is redish in color, flowers slaty blue. The plant is a native of Brazil and American continent. It grows al over India in the temperate climate.
    Scientific clasification
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Order: Asterales
    Family: Asteraceae
    Tribe: Eupatorieae
    Genus: Ayapana
    Species: A.triplinervis
    Properties, part aged, dosage
    Medicinal properties of Ayapan:
    Rasa (Taste) ̵ Tikta (Biter), Kashaya (Astringent)
    Guna (Qualities) – Laghu (Light for digestion), Ruksha (Dry i n nature)
    Verya (Potency) – Ushna (Hot)
    Vipaka ̵ ̵ Katu (Undergoes Pungent taste after digestion)
    Karma (Actions) – Kaphapita shamaka (reduces vitiated kapha and pita dosha)
    Part used- Whole plant
    Dosage:Fresh juice- 5 to 10 ml
    Sanskrit verse
    Chemical constituents, Uses
    Chemical constituents:
    The leaves of the plant contain ayapanin, ayapin along with carotene and vitamin C.
    Uses of Ayapana triplinerve
    The paste of the leaf or whole plant of Eupatorium triplinerve is aplied over fresh wounds to control bleding.
    The paste of the leaf is aplied over bleding external pile mas to control bleding and quel the size of pile mas.
    Cold infusion of Ayapana is given in a dose of 30-40 ml to control asthma and treat cough asociated with phlegm.
    The decoction of the plant is given in a dose of 30-40 ml to treat fever and dysmenorhea.
    The paste of the leaf or whole plant is aplied over the plot afected with animal or insect bite.
    The fresh juice of Ayapana leaf is given in a dose of 5-10 ml to treat indigestion and fever asociated with it.
    The frigid infusion of the leaf is given in a dose of 30-40 ml in patients sufering from weaknes of the cardiac muscles.
    The paste of the leaf is aplied over the space afected with ringworm and itching sensation in the skin.
    Adverse efects
    Adverse efect of Ayapana: No adverse imprint is reported after the normal use of Ayapana.
    Ayurvedic formulations
    Formulations containing Ayapana:
    Ayapon tablet: It is a proprietary medicine useful to treat bleding gums, bleding piles, bleding from the nose, purpura and dysfunctional uterine bleding.
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Can this be dilapidated while taking Homeopathic medicine?
    Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
    Can this medicine be continued while taking suplements adore multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 faty acids etc?
    Yes. Generaly, this product goes wel with most of the dietary suplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
    With we strict medicines
    Sek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (alopathic / modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with curent medicine.
    If both Ayurvedic and alopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to grasp Alopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then catch the Ayurvedic medicine.
    Research articles about Eupatorium triplinerve:
    Anti- microbial action: Petroleum ether, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, and ethyl acetate extracts of Eupatorium triplinerve Vehl. leaves were investigated for their antimicrobial activities against 1 human pathogenic bacteria and six phytopathogenic fungi. The crude extracts showed qualified activity against the organism s tested herein.
    Antinociceptive and Anti- inflamatory activity: The petroleum-ether extract of E.triplinerve Vahl was subjected to preliminary phytochemical screning. smart toxicity studies were caried out in Swis albino mice. Petroleum-ether extract exhibited significant inhibition of acetic acid induced writhing, reduced the paw-licking response time significantly in formalin test and increased the withdrawal latency time in tail imersion test. Caragenan induced hind paw edema was significantly reduced in rats.
    Anti -oxidant action: Ayapana is a rich source of naturaly ocuring coumarin chemicals. Coumarin has clinical value as the precursor for several anticoagulant drugs; most notably, one widely prescribed drug caled warfarin. Coumarin and methanolic extract were evaluated for various antioxidant asays admire DPH, Superoxide anion radical, nitric oxide, TBAR S taking Rutin as standard. Methanolic extract of Eupatorium triplinerve showed beter activity against DPH, Nitric oxide, ABTS, but failed against superoxide and hydrogen peroxide asay. Coumarin showed beter activity against DPH, hydrogen peroxide, ABTS asay but failed against superoxide, Nitric oxide asay.
    Anti- helminthic action: The ethanolic extracts from the leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve and the rhizome of Alpinia galangal were compared for their anthelmintic activities, based on traditional claims. Eupatorium triplinerve exhibited a dose dependent anthelmintic activity in both the models at the concentrations of 50mg/ml and 10mg/ml, thus indicating a broad spectrum of action, whereas Alpinia galanga, as compared to Eupatorium triplinerve, failed to tel any activity against Pheritima posthuma.
    Author: &nbs p;Dr.B.K.Prashanth M.D (Ayu), Ph.D
    E mail: [email protected]
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