CHANGERI

Oxalis corniculata linn – Ayurvedic Herb

 

 

Changeri

 

 

The plant oxalis corniculata Linn belongs to the Oxaledaceae  family. Because of its amlarasa the plant is known by the name changeri because of this it acts as rochana

As per some author marselia minuta is the original changeri since chatushpathri  is the common synonym used by all the acharayas

Leaves of marsdia minuta are quadrifoleate  and maybe it is the real source of chatushpathri but not axalis corniculatas.

Changeri is described in the brihathrayi among the vegetable category . but it is found to be extensively used and included in the amlavargadravya’s of Rasashastra  charaka and susrutha  have  high lighted its utility  in grahani  and arshas.

 

SYNONYMS

 

Amlapathirka

Chathush chatha

Dhantashada

Ambashataka

Kshudra

Chaturparni

Chukra

Lona

Amlakonic

Sunishannachadha

Rajamota

Mota

Amladholica

Lonika

Lola

Chukrika

Ashmantaks

Shaphari

Kushali

Amlapathraka

 

VERNACULAR NAMES

 

English                       :     Indian sorrel, yellow oxalis

Hindi                         :     Thenapathiya

Kannada                    :     Pullampurachi

Malayalam                :     Puliyarila

Tamil                         :     Puliyarai

Telugu                       :     Pulichit

Bengali                      :     Amrul , Amasalasaka, amatute

Punjabi                      :     Khattibutti

Marathi                     :     Ambutti , Ambotti

 

Part used

Panchangas and leaves

 

Dosage

Swarasa – 1-2  thola (6 – 12 gms)

 

FORMULATIONS

 Changeri ghritha

Nagaradhi ghritha

Sunshinaka changeri ghrita

Changeriyadi choorna

 

PROPERTIES

 

Rasa    
Amla
Kashaya
Guna    
Laghu
Rooksha
Veerya
Ushna veerya
Vipaka
Amlavipaka
Dasakarma
kaphavathahara
pithavardhana

 

KARMA

 

Hridya

Shodhaksra

Dhaha shamaka

Arshogna

Grahi

Deepana

Pachana

Jvaragna

Rochana.

 

 

PRAYOGA

ABYANTHARA

Hridvikara

Raktashrava

Aruchi

Agnimandh

Pravahika

Grahani

Gudbransha

Arshas

Jwara

Chaturtikapatar

Yakrithvikara

Pleea vikhar

Athisara

Doha

 

Bahya

Varna

Varna shodha

Shira shoola

Thwak vikara

Nethra vikara

Medicinal uses

External use

Analgesic, anti flammation its local application help in in flammation , headache , moles and eye disorders .

Angina pectoris       changeri Kalka applied on chest

Garjooraka            Rock salt mixed with changeri rubble on the spoty of sting

Internal use

Arshas          

  • Sunni sannaka – changeri ghrta (cha. Chi 1 4/239 -42)
  • Nagaradhi grita  (cha . chi. 14/110- 12)
  • Vegetable of the leaves of thrivrit danthi changeri chitra fried in ghee and oil and mixed with curd should be given ( cha, chi, 14/ 122)
  • Proplapse of rectum – changeri grita (cha. Chi. 19/143)
  • Athisara    –
  •   changeri grita
  • Kada  (Adultary preparation) made of changeri chukrika dughadikawith fatty layer of curd, ghee and pomegranate seeds shouls be used (Su chi. 8/131)
  • Insanity     –   changeri leaves and sour gruel and jiggery in equal quantity  should churneel together it controls insanity with in three days
  • IVS (irritable bowel syndrome ) –     changeri gritha with thakara

 

Nervous system

 

,         Juice is given  in alcoholism

Digestive system

It improves the taste and apetite . it is also linear stimulate and astringent therefore useful  in distaste anorexia, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse curry of the leaves improves appetite, leaves boiled in butter milk are used in dysentery.

Circulatory system

Cardiac tonic and haemostatic. It is vasoconstrictor because of assignment property it is effective is heart diseases and bleeding disorders.

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