Dasha Pushpa means Ten Flowers. They are categorized together due to its medicinal power and sacred importance. They are used for medicines, decorative purposes such as making the floral arrangements, auspicious ceremonies, prayers etc. Even though they are known for flowers, their leaves also have equal importance. They are used either as ten flowers or with the addition of other flowers/leaves for auspicious things. They are mainly seen and used in Kerala(South part of India).
Here is the brief explanation of Dasha Pushpa
- Muyal cheviyan
|Sl No||Image||English/Common Name||Malayalam Name||Sanskrit Name||Botanical Name||Importance|
|1||Biophytum||MUKKUTTI||Viparita lajjalu, |
|Biophytum sensitivum Linn||Kapha Pittahara.|
Useful in urinary calculi, wounds, abscesses,
asthma and stomachalgia.
Useful part : The whole plant
|2||Vernonia||POOVAM KURUNNILA||Ardha prasadana, |
|Vernoria cineria||Decoction of leaves are excellent for malaria, |
Typhoid, Dengue fever.
It purifies impurities of blood.
good for all urinary problems,leucorrhoea.
Said to have anticancerous properties.
A simple kashayam for immediate relief to Asthma,
Broncaties, cough and cold etc
One handful each of Poovankurunnila,
wash and blend in Mixi and add 2 glasses of water,
boil for 2, 3 minutes, add a pinch of
salt (inthuppu is more beneficial)
Sieve and keep it in flask.
Drink it frequently
even acute astma calm down within one hour,
|3||lilac tasselflower||MUYAL CHEVIYAN||Sasasruti, |
|Emilia sonchifolia||Pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, |
conjunctivitis, worm infestations,
tonsillitis, bleeding piles,
cuts, ulcers intermittent fever and allergy.
Anthelmintic, Febrifuge Bitter, cool,
antipyretic, antitoxic, anti-swelling.
|4||Bermuda grass, |
|KARUKA||Duva, Ruha, |
|Cynodon dactylon||It helps to stops bleeding and |
increases the amount of urine excretion.
Also good in dysentery. this plant also serves as
medicine for treatment of skin diseases ,
diabetes , urinary tract infections,
|Curculigo orchioides||Parts used: Rhizomes|
Formulations: Musalyadi churna Viswailamusali kashayam,
Musalikhadhiradhi kashayam Vidaryadighrta,
Vidaryadi lehya, Marmagulika, etc.
It is a reputed rasayana drug and a good aphrodisiac.
Hence known as ‘Indian Viagra’.
It improves complexion and
is useful in general debility, deafness,
cough, asthma, piles, skin diseases, impotence,
jaundice, urinary disorders etc.
Dry rhizome powder boiled in milk is rejuvenate.
Use of dry powder mixed with ‘Triphala’
in honey cures leukorrhea
|6||False daisy||KAIYONNI||Kesaraja, |
|Eclipta prostrata||Protective against dandruff and |
premature hair graying.
Kayyonni leaves extract is a best tonic
for liver as well as hair.
Kayyonni is used for the preparation of
medicines for the treatment of inflammations,
cough, headache, anemia, worm infestations,
skin diseases, hernia, eye problems,
bronchitis, asthma, leucoderma,
heart diseases, syphilis, night blindness and more
Rejuvenative, immune booster (Balya,Jaundice (Kamala),
anemia (Pandu) and liver diseases (Yakritroga,
Night blindness (Naktandhya),
Garbhasthapana (prevention of recurrent abortion)
|7||Slender Dwarf Morning-Glory||VISHNUKRANTHI||Harikranthijam,|
|Evolvulus Alsinoides||Rasa: Kashaya (Astringent), |
Guna : Laghu (Light), Snigdha (Unctuous)
Virya : Sita (Cooling),
Vipaka: Madhura (Sweet)
Tridoshhara (Alleviates three dosha Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
Medya (tonic for brain)
Majja dhatu Rasayan (Rejuventes nervous system)
Vajikarak or aphrodisiac (increase the sexual power)
Nidrajanan (Promotes sleep)
It promotes intelligence, enhance memory and
retention, reduces stress, anxiety, depression,
confusion and induces peaceful sleep
|8||Mountain Knot Grass||CHEROOLA||Astmabayda,|
|Aerva lanata Juss||The plant has astringent properties, |
rendering an infusion of it useful in diarrhoea,
bleeding piles and all haemorrhages.
Purple heart glory
|Ipomoea Sepiaria||The juice of the plant has diuretic properties.|
Thiruthali stem and root are also useful
in treating arsenic poisoning.
Ghee withThiruthaali kalka or kashaya is good
for infertility. Its root made into
ksheerapaka is good for Bala
|10||Love in a Puff, |
Balloon Vine, Heartseed,
black winter cherry
|Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn||Tikta rasa, Ushna Veerya, Sara,Laghu, |
Snigdha gunas, Madhura Vipaka, samoola use.
It is good in heart diseasses,
Constipation, Hair growth