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Rotula aquatica - Ashmahabhedah

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Ashmahabhedah is a common weed which grows wild everywhere in the plains of India. It is one of the plants included in Dasapushpam, the ten sacred flowers of Kerala.


Sudorific, Diuretic, Piles, Diabetes, Venereal diseases, Kidney stone, Bladder stones, Cancer, Diuretic, Astringent, Headache[1]

Parts Used

Root, Stem[2].

Chemical Composition

Phytochemical study yielded alkaloids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, steroids, and nutrients (amino acids and protein) - Roots have yield allantoin and a sterol, rhabdiol.[3]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Paashaanabheda, Bilihindi soppu
Hindi Pashanabhed
Malayalam Kallurvanci
Tamil Ceppunerinji
Telugu Pashanabhedi
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Ashmahabhedah
English Aquatica Rotula



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












Kind Shape Feature
Alternate Oblong-oblanceolate Leaves alternate or fascicled, 1-2 x 0.5 cm



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Solitary Calyx 3.5 mm long 5-partite Corolla pink Stamens 5 Flowers are 5 mm long, 7 mm across, campanulate, 5-lobed. Carpels are five in number. Flowering season is: May - October


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome Many Fruiting from May - October

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Tuber segment.

How to plant/cultivate

The more common species of Ashmahabhedah are generally those cultivated in gardens, especially hybrids. They typically thrive in well-drained evenly moist garden soils like the related hellebores and delphiniums, and can grow in the shade of trees.

Commonly seen growing in areas

Eastern trophical area, Southern trophical area, Western trophical area.

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  1. Kappathagudda - A Repertoire of Medicinal Plants of Gadag, Page no: 44
  2. 2.0 2.1 ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.811, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
  3. Constituents
  4. Diagnostic

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