Botanical name : Spilanthes acmella (L.) C.B. Clarke ex Hook.
Family : Asteracea
Suptichada, Dandasulakhna Danduri.
Rasa : Amla, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Tooth ache plant
Malayalam : Akrav, Palluvedanachedi
A tender annual grows up to 40cm, with soft branching stems; leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, with wavy margins; flowers bright yellow in terminal heads. Flower process a tingling sensation while chewing. Seeds many, small compressed and brown colored.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, pain, arthritis, tooth ache, stomatitis, fungal infections, ulcer and general weakness.
Useful part : Leaves, Root, Fruits