Botanical name : Elephantopus scaber Linn.
Family : Asteraceae
Gojihva, Gobhi, Kharaparnini
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Prickly leaved elephant’s foot
Hindi : Gobhi
Malayalam : Anachuvadi, Anayadiyan
A perennial rigid herb found in dry localities. Leaves obovate, mostly spreading rosette on the ground and hairy on both surfaces, usually 10-20 cm long. Flowers purple on head inflorescence, fruits achenes of 4-6 bristles dilated at the base.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, toxins, cough, and cardiac ailments.
Useful part : Whole plant.