Clitoria ternatea / APARAJITA - Medicinal Plants -Therapeutic Uses
(1) Dañta süla- Root of Aparãjita along with Marica is kept in the mouth (Vai. Ma.).
(2) Sotha- Paste of Girikarnikã leaves is used internally/ orally (V.S.)
(3) Manasaroga- Root of white flowered Aparãjitã is pounded with rice-water and used as Nasya by mixing with ghee (R. M.).
Indications— Kustha, Unmãda, Vrana, süla,
Part Used— Root/root bark, seeds
Dosage— Root powder I-3g, seed powder 1-2 g.
Clitoria ternatea / APARAJITA - Medicinal Plants - Morphology
It is a perennial climber. Leaves- pinnate 5-9 foliolate.
Flowers- showy, blue or white, petals unequal, style bearded below the stigma.
Fruits- pods, linear, compressed.
Seeds- 6-10, black (Flowers in rainy season and fruits in winter).
Distribution & Habitat
Almost throughout India, wild or cultivated. Western - north India (Marwad), Egypt, Syria. Mesopotamia, Iraq. Persia, Arabia, Afghanistan etc. Dates and dhamasa grow in sandy regions.