Prickly chaff flower, Rough Chaf Tree

Prickly chaff flower, Rough Chaf TreeSanskrit name: Apamarga
Botanical name: Achyranthes aspera
Habitat: Prickly chaff flower and Rough Chaf Tree are found in the tropical region of Asia, Australia and Africa.




  • Rasa (tatse): Pungent, Bitter
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post digestive effects): Pungent
  • Doshas (constitution): Balances vata and kapha, increases pitta

General information

Prickly Chaff flower and Rough Chaff Tree are rich in alkaloids, achyranthine and betaine. It helps in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, inflammation of internal organs, blood related disorders.

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