Satyanashi Scientific Name
Satyanashi Other Names
English: Prickly Poppy, Mexican Poppy
Hindi: Pila-dhatura, Satyanashi
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
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
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.