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Asteracantha Longifolia Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Asteracantha Longifolia
Glycemic Index / Load
Asteracantha Longifolia, Starthorn,
Botanical Name
Hygrophila Auriculata, Asteracantha Longifolia
Hindi Name
Talmakhana, Gokulakanta

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Nutrients in Asteracantha Longifolia

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Asteracantha Longifolia

Parts Used

Roots, Leaves, Seeds, Dried Whole Plant
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Asteracantha Longifolia is a thorny shrub.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 90 Cm.
Best used for Cold, Cough.


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Materia Medica for Asteracantha Longifolia

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Asteracantha Longifolia for Diarrhea

Make a paste of Asteracantha Longifolia seeds, mix it with buttermilk. Take it, twice a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Jaundice

Prepare a decoction of Asteracantha Longifolia root. Take it, twice a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Gonorrhea

Prepare a decoction of Asteracantha Longifolia leaves. Take it, twice a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Urinary Tract Infection

Make an infusion of Asteracantha Longifolia root powder. Take it, twice a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Dysentery

Boil few leaves of Asteracantha Longifolia. Have 15 ml of it once a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Anuria

Consume 25 ml leave decoction of Asteracantha Longifolia thrice a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Constipation

Take few leaves of Asteracantha Longifolia. Boil them with water. Take 25 ml of the decoction twice a day.

Asteracantha Longifolia for Biliousness

Consume half cup seed decoction of Asteracantha Longifolia. Have it once a day.
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01 Jul 2015
Please suggest the recommended dosage for this herb.
Herbpathy Research Team
01 Jul 2015
Dear Arun

The dosage of any herb depends on the specificity of a disease.
So, please let us know the disease you wish to use this herb for.

Then only we would be able to recommend the dosage to you.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )

This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
01 Jul 2015
I am planning to use this for Impotence.
Herbpathy Research Team
03 Jul 2015
Dear Arun

Asteracantha Longifolia is being used since times immemorial to cure Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence.
The herb has been now clinically proven to enhance the Erection and also to improve the sexual desire.


Two teaspoons of the powdered leaves can also be mixed with 100 ml of water. Drink it daily for about a month.

The herb also comes in the form of tincture and capsules. You may go with any of the options.
If you are to consume capsules, make sure you take them regularly for a month or two. And ask your health care provider about the dosage according to the condition and your body. We usually recommend 2 pills after dinner with a large glass of water.

We would also like to bring it your notice, that Land Caltrops and Caterpillar Fungus are among the best herbs for Impotence . You may give it a thought and read about those herbs on this very website.

Choose the best and experience a Healthy Sex Life.

Herbpathy Research Team

( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
23 Dec 2018
the power should mix with hot water or normal water
K C Pareek
04 Jul 2015
How to use to reduce body weight.
Prabhdeep Gill
07 Jul 2015
Dear K C Pareek

To reduce body weight try honey and lemon. It is really effective. Me and my friends have tried this. I have lost 8 kgs. And it is easily available. Take one glass of lukewarm water. Add one lemon and one tablespoon of honey in it. Drink it every morning for two one month.
For effective results you should avoid oily and spicy food. As they add extra fat to our body. Do Yoga also.
Priti ( India )
20 Feb 2016
Does it help diabetes
22 Feb 2016
Dear Priti. Yes, the Herb is known to have anti diabetic effects. However, the most effective Herbs to cure Diabetes are Gudmar and Fever Nut. For any further queries, you may visit our page- Diabetes in the disease section of the website, or write back to us.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Divya Jayan ( India )
24 Feb 2016
Can this be taken if you are on some kind of medications?currently I am being treated for nephritic syndrome..I m not on steroids.
07 Mar 2016
Dear Divya Jayan
Herbs may interact with different drugs. Depends on the medications you are taking. It. Until we do not know the name of the medicines, we would not be able to comment on that. So it is suggested that you mention the name of the drugs you are taking for your condition.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Puspadevi Maheswari ( Telegand ,INDIA )
19 Mar 2016
Is TAL MAKHANA cures diabities ? If yes ,how to use and for how many days ?
14 Apr 2016
To control your blood sugar, the super effective Herb is Gudmar.Its homeopathic name is Gymnema Sylvestre, Take its tincture form. Monitor your sugar levels. Start with 5 drops in a glass of water before every major meal. Monitor your sugar levels. It may be increased to 6,8 and then 10 drops. You'd have to keep a check on your sugar level, and then adjust the dosage accordingly. The Herb will considerably decrease the sugar level.
Khan ( India )
25 Mar 2016
Can I have talmakhana with milk.
I want to benefit of talmakhana with milk.
How to take talmakhana with milk.
15 Apr 2016
WHy do you wish to take this Herb. yes, you can have talmakhana with milk. But it depends on the condition that you wish to cure with this Herb.
Altaf ( Andhra pradesh )
27 Mar 2016
Tal makhana and salab mesri mix and how to use this milk r water,? Iwant sex strength please tell me how to take this product
Sweety ( Each bengal )
07 Apr 2016
I am suffering from ulcerative colitis
Can this be taken to cure ??
Kavish Jyoti
14 Apr 2016
Aloe Vera and Triphala are the Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis. Not Talmakana. Dink 30 ml Aloe vera juice daily on an empty stomach. or... Wheat Grass juice can be taken once in a day. Take 30 ml only. try for 15 days. This is quite effective. Avoid food like-- alcohol, coffee, dairy products (for people who are lactose intolerant or sensitive), seeds, legumes, peas,beans, raw veggies or fruits, dried fruits, meat, nuts, spicy foods......
Habib ( Uk )
26 Apr 2016
Tal makhna how to use for diabetes
25 Aug 2016
Dear Habib
You may take the following Herbs for Diabetes.
Gymnema sylvestre tincture ( 10 drops before every major meal ).
Land Caltrops Capsule, take 1 every day.
Bitter gourd Juice at alternative days.
Cut two lady finger and soak it in water whole night, drink that water in the morning.
Rakesh ( New delhi )
18 May 2016
Can i eat talmakhana power dry and drink water
23 Jun 2016
First of all you need to specify the reason why do you wish to take this herb ?
Are you suffering from any disease that you wish to cure ? If yes, then please mention along with a few symptoms that you are facing. The method of taking any Herb depends on the condition for which it is to be taken. So, mention the disease in your next review , Only then we will be able to suggest you a cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vijayan ( India tamilnadu )
21 Jun 2016
how to relief allergy and asthma
22 Jun 2016
Hi Vijayan, Take 4 to 5 fresh Lungwort leaves. Boil it in a glass of Water for 10 minutes. Cool it. Strain and drink this tea twice a day. Thanks
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vijayan ( India tamilnadu )
21 Jun 2016
Iam suffering from allergy and asthma can this be taken to cure
Sk kumar ( Delhi )
05 Jul 2016
sir i make a powder mixture of-ashwgandha,shatavari,kaunch seed,taalmakhana,musli
but it getting a rubber consistency while taking with milk or water
whats that??
05 Jul 2016
Sk Kumar Why do you even wish to take this powder. What is your condition. And mention the problem in the detail. What quantities did you mix , mention the amount of each herb.
05 Oct 2016
Beej konch- 100gm
Safed musli-100gm
Talmakhana- 100gm Sir Maine aa sub harbs ka powder banea hai sex impoteny
Ke lea , batao k theak hai
10 Nov 2017
I am also facing the same problem with Tal makhana. Before mixing Tal Makhana Powder the other powders were ok to mix with milk or water. but when Tal Makhana powder was mixed it forms a rubber consistency. pls advice. i use this for height increase.
Vaibhav more ( India )
21 Jul 2016
i have gas problem and i feel weekness also have back pain sometimes please suggest me. i took seeds with milk after soking overnight.
21 Jul 2016
Dear Vaibhav
I would like to suggest, that you better take the following herbs.
1. Boil Fennel in have that water for the whole day. Take it for 15 days.
2. Have some fresh leaves of Basil and Mint every morning. Take it for 1 month
3. Have a glass of Lemon water without sugar daily. Add black salt and black pepper to it. Have it for 2 months.
4. If you want to take Talmakhana, then fry them in dessi ghee and take 3 to 4 with warm milk. This is because you have back pain so should take them in hot potency.
5. Buy Maha yograj Guggul and have 1 capsule every day for 15 days.
6. Have a cup of green tea daily.
Avinash ( Maharashtra )
24 Aug 2016
Muze piles ka problem hai to mai talimkhana ke patte kha sakata jise muze aaram mile
25 Aug 2016
Dear Avinash
For Piles, Radish juice is very effective. Take out fresh Radish juice and have 3 tablespoon on empty stomach for 3 days. Repeat the process for every 3 days for 3 weeks. Also Take Kutki ( Picrorrhiza Kurrora ). You may take Kutki powder or take capsule for 15 days.
Surender gamji
03 Sep 2016
I want to use for my Arthiritis please suggest dosage and how to prepare
08 Sep 2016
Surender Gamji
The remedial treatment for Arthritis is Ginseng Siberian. Buy capsules and take one capsule every day at least for one. Observe the results and continue if it suits you.
Apart from this use Yarrow essential oil. Mix Yarrow Essential oil with Castor Oil. Heat the mixture. Massage with this oil on the affected Joints.
Yarrow has Antiarthritic properties and Castor oil has antiinflammatory properties.
Both these herbs work in Harmony and cure Arthritis. Please consult your Doctor before taking any kind of medications.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Dev ( India / Jharkhand )
22 Oct 2016
I have a hb reading of 5.7 will asteracantha longifolia help me? If yes can you tell me the use and dosage, thanks.
Kartikey Malaya
27 Oct 2016
Please explain all the symptoms that you have experiencing. A detailed description is required before suggesting a cure.
Bidisha ( India )
29 Oct 2016
My husband is undergoing chemo and radiation for advanced stage angioscarcoma..his hbg has dropped to 6..he has been given blood last weekend and now again this weekend.where do I buy fresh leaves to give him in bangalore
Surjit Shinde ( India / Maharashtra )
12 Nov 2016
Is Talamkhana useful for kidneys, liver and Pancreas ?
Shaloo Singla
18 Nov 2016
Yes, the herb is very much useful to cure Kidney and Liver Diseases. Will you mention your exact problem ?
For Pancreas, the best herb is Land Caltrops and Punarnava.
Praveen Bomb ( India )
07 Dec 2016
I have made the mix of kaunch beez, talmakhana,safed Musli and ashwagandha each 100gm.and mixed them.

How to take this? And how much quantity.
For erectile dysfunction and Early ejaculation.
I am diabetic for last 9 years. Age-38
13 Dec 2016
Firstly we would like to set your diabetes right. Then we will cater the problem of Erectile Dysfunction and Early Ejaculation. -- Take Metformin 250 tablet for Diabetes, twice a day
-- You may increase or decrease the dosage accordingly. Keep a note of your sugar readings. -- When the readings are normal,then, it is advised that you take Berberis Vulgaris tincture, twice in a day. 5 drops in a glass of water.
-- Now, keep a note of your sugar levels and adjust the dosage of Metformin. -- If the sugar levels drop beyond the normal, then you may ultimately stop the intake Metformin. we will first try to regulate the Diabetes with Metformin and then completely eliminate it. Let us know the results after a month. Always consult your family doctor before you try any remedy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
01 Jan 2017
For premature ejaculation is talmakhana wise if yes then what will be the dosage
Sanchit Aggarwal
10 Jan 2017
Yes, it is quite effective for premature ejaculation. Fry them in clarified butter and take 3 to 5 every night within milk. for a week. Eat Landcaltrops, one capsule every day for a month.
Add 5 to6 threads of Saffron to your milk , every night before going to bed. This milk is to b taken for 15 days.
Tumpa ( Bangladesh )
03 Jan 2017
Is this herb good to cure constipation
10 Jan 2017
Yes, Tumpa this herb is effective for curing constipation. The best herb for constipation is Triphala. Always drink warm water in the morning. Take Indian Gooseberry. Eat one in the morning on an empty stomach for a month. Daily have an apple. take vegetable salad. Do regular exercise or brisk walk for 20 minutes.
Zarin Ansari ( India )
04 Jan 2017
I have very bad Fibromylgia whereby i experience body pain throughout. sometimes it is so bad that i am bedridden for while day.also i hav 5 mm stones in both my kidneys .i remain depressed and irritated.always tired and fatigued.pls help me.
10 Jan 2017
Please do not be depressed. Th stones can be cured by the following herbs-
Take Varuna , its homeopathic name is Crateava Nurvala. Buy the trincture and take 5 drops morning and 5 in the evening added to a glass of water. It is an excellent diuretic and will help to dissolve or flush the stones.
Take Punarnava extract every day for a month.
Land caltrops is the herb for your Kidneys, you may take it for 1 month. one capsule daily. And for Fibromyalgia, take Gojiberries. 10 everyday for a month. Hypericum tincture can be taken for 15 days. 5 drops in a glass of water daily. Always consult your doctor before you try any remedy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rahul sharma ( India/ mumbai )
02 Mar 2017
Hello sir/ mam.
I am diagnosed with worms luimpho in my stool test and also a small cyst on my left lobe of liver in sonography. I showed it to gastroentoloogist he said it is caused by worms which reached my liver and is removed by operation. Sir i am a very poor boy i don't have money even to go in for ct scan of my liver. Sir please suggest some good medicine in ayurveda or homeo for the cure of cyst in my liver and removal of intestinal worms , i shall remain grateful to u till end of my life.
Rahul sharma
Simran Lamba
08 Mar 2017
Regular intake of Cucumber will help you. Take 20 drops of fresh Dill leaves juice with a teaspoon of honey. You may also take Sweet Wormwood tea, one cup for a week.
Black Cumin ( Kalonji ) is another herb which will help .
For Liver Take Radish juice 50 ml , every day for a week.
Accipitor ( Pakistan )
04 Mar 2017
Im suffering from soermatorhea and premature ejaculation. Im already taking ashwagandha and satavar can i use this talmakhana to improve my condition.
07 Mar 2017
Yes, you can take talmakhana.
Along with this take Saffron tincture every day . 5 drops in a glass of water for 15 days. Take one teaspoon of Maca powder with a glass of warm water every day 15 days. Read about the disease Premature Ejaculation in the disease section of the website.
Sheriff ( INDIA/ Tamilnadu )
06 Mar 2017
Shall I use this for inflammation of body and for wait loss?
Rinku ( INDIA/UP )
21 Jun 2017
Can i use the herb in spermatorrhea condition....
13 Jul 2017
This disorder is termed as Spermatorrhea, which means an involuntary discharge of semen without any orgasm or erection. There are a number of causes for this like Stress, Alcoholism, Insomnia or other physical disorders. Take 1/2 tablespoon of ashwagandha with warm milk and mishri. Try this for 10-15 days. Give a break of 10 days in between. again take ashwagandha for 10-15 days.
Mritunjay gupta ( India )
28 Jul 2017
i already bought a astercantha longifolia seeds powder from amazon when i mixed with hot milk but it could not be mixed it look like a gum i cant able to mixed it
so how can i take it
please also suggest me some instruction about dosage
Sonali ( Mumbai, Maharashtra )
24 Dec 2017
My hemoglobin count is 6.9. I have purchased Talimkhana seeds. I want to know the dosage of it. Any particular method with which it has to be taken? We only get Talimkhana seeds in Mumbai and not fresh leaves. So accordingly suggest the dosage.
Marcus Ganz ( United States )
21 Mar 2018
Do you sell bulk powder for use in supplements?
Shamim ( Pakistan )
18 Mar 2019
I am using Talmakhana seed with other herbs for joint pain. Ingredients are:

Talmakhana: 20 gm
Alsee : 20 gm
Sunflower seed : 20 gm
Almond : 20 gm
Gond keekar : 20 gm
Char maghaz : 20 gm
Sonf : 20 gm

Is this herbal powder is best for joint treatment ?
Ashok ( Maharashtra )
25 Mar 2019
Best ayurvedic powder for ED in summer season
Stella ( Bangalore )
18 Jun 2019
For weight loss can I use neermuli powder. Will this powder help in weight loss. As I'm tyroid patient.
Ayeasha ( India )
23 Aug 2020
my has sperm count less and having motility less all defects so he can take talmakhana in milk plz suggest me ?
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