Satyanashi Scientific Name

Argemone mexicana

Satyanashi Other Names

English: Prickly Poppy, Mexican Poppy
Hindi: Pila-dhatura, Satyanashi
Telugu: Brahmdandidandu
Tamil: Karukkansedi
Sanskrit: Brahmadndi, Hemavati, Hemadugdha

What is Satyanashi?

Satyanashi, scientifically known as Argemone mexicana, is a plant that is native to Central America but can also be found across India. The plant commonly has a yellow flower (normally has 5 to 7 petals) and prickly leaves. The dizzying bowl within the flowers has small seeds that look like rye. In Ayurveda, Satyanashi has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Additionally, Satyanashi works to treat constipation because of its purgative properties.

Common forms of Satyanashi

Roots, Seed, Powder, Oil

Satyanashi is commonly used for:

  • Treating leprosy and gonorrhea
  • Treating eye inflammation, redness, and puffy eyes
  • Treating cough
  • Developing infertility
  • Treating stomach disorders and dysentery
  • Controlling burning sensation during urination
  • Treating kidney stones and malaria

Satyanashi Dosage

Root powder: 1-3g
Latex: 5-10 drops
Fresh Juice extract: 5-10ml
Oil: 10-30 drops

Satyanashi Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Children: Not suitable for 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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