Dronapushpi Scientific Name

Leucas cephalotes

Dronapushpi Other Names

English: Spider wort
Hindi: Guma, Gomamadhupati
Sanskrit: Dronachatra, Drona, Drona Kurambaka, Dronapushpa, Katumba

What is Dronapushpi?

Dronapushpi is a flowering weed commonly found in India, Philippines and plains of Mauritius and Java.
In Ayurveda, it is used for its insecticidal properties and for treating scorpion stings and snake bites. It is also found to provide relief in respiratory disorders like asthma, cold, and cough. It has antipyretic properties and helps in reducing chronic or acute fever.

Common forms of Dronapushpi

Powder, Juice

Dronapushpi is commonly used for:

  • Treating scorpion or snake bites
  • Treating skin diseases and removing blood toxins
  • Treating heavy bleeding in menstruation
  • Relieving cough and cold
  • Treating excessive thirst
  • Cough, leucorrhoea
  • Treating acute and chronic fever and allergies

Dronapushpi Dosage

Powder: 1-3 gm or as prescribed
Juice: 5 to 10 ml or as prescribed

Dronapushpi Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Excess intake can cause allergic reactions, burning soles or itchiness.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Lack of sufficient data. Be safe and avoid it.
Children: Not known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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