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Oxalis corniculata - Changeri

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Changeri, Oxalis corniculata

Changeri, is a herbaceous creeping plant. The leaves are bright green and trifoliate, flowers are bright yellow. The whole plant is edible and has a very sour taste.


Scurvy, Antidote for poison, Fever, Inflammation, Insomnia [1]


Oxalis corniculata can be used in Food. Leaves are eaten raw as a salad or cooked as vegetable.[2]

Parts Used

Flowers, Leaves

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Hulichikka, Changeri gida
Hindi Amrulsak, Anboti, Chuka tripati
Malayalam Puliyaral, Puliyarala
Tamil Puliyancirukirai, Puliyankirai, Puliyarai, Puliyarani
Telugu Pulichinta, Pulichintaaku, Ambotikura
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Amlapatrika, Changeri, Shuklika
English Indian sorrel



Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.



Amla (Sour), Kashaya (Astringent)


Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)


Ushna (Hot)


Amla (Sour)


Vata, Kapha


Nutritional components

Oxalis corniculata Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-C; Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium[2].





Kind Shape Feature
Trifoliate Alternate Leaflets 0.5-1.5 x 0.6-2 cm, broadly obcordate, apex emarginate, base cuneate; petioles 1.5-3 cm long.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Solitary or in axillary umbels Yellow 10 Peduncles 4-10 cm long; pedicels 0.5-1 cm long; bracts 2, 3-4 mm long, linear-lanceolate.


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
A capsule 0.8-1.5 x 0.3-0.5 cm Linear, puberulous outside Seeds many, minute, brown. {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used


Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation


How to plant/cultivate

A weed of gardens and other moist shady areas. Grows readily from seed and roots along stem. Oxalis corniculata is available throughout the year[2].

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub tropical area

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  1. Uses
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.122, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
  3. Vernacular names
  4. Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 291
  5. Ayurvedic preparations

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