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Paederia foetida Linn.
  • Family : Rubiaceae
  • English : Stinking passion flower
  • Hindi : Gandhaprasarini
  • Gujarati : Mukkopeera
  • Sanskrit : Maricham

  • Part used : Panchang

Botanical Description: An annual climbing with tendrils. Stems hollow and tubular. Leaves simple, alternate, trilobed, glossy above. Flowers white solitary in the axil of leaves. Fruit globose to subglobose berry, enveloped by remains of pinnatifid bracts. Seeds numerous. Flowering and fruiting from July to December.

It is found wildly among hedges throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta
  • Guna : Guru, Sara
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Vatahara, Vrsya, Balakrt, Sandhankrt

Modern Pharmacological Action: The plant is reported to be used in gout, vesical calculi, diarrhoea, dysentery, piles, inflammation of the liver and emetic.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Gandha Prasarini herb

  • Mahanarayan Oil