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Elephantopus Scaber Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Elephantopus Scaber
Glycemic Index / Load
Prickly Leaved Elephant Foot
Botanical Name
Elephantopus Scaber
Hindi Name
Adhomukha, Ban Tambakhu
Chinese Name
Di Dan Cao

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Elephantopus Scaber Cures


Action of Elephantopus Scaber

Nutrients in Elephantopus Scaber

Elephantopus Scaber
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Taste of
Elephantopus Scaber

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Root ExtrRoot extract & leavesact , Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Elephantopus Scaber

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
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Elephantopus Scaber Foot is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
It grows in a warm climate.
Best used for Skin Problems, Liver Disorders.
In TCM :
Elephantopus Scaber : Ding Shu Xiu


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Materia Medica for Elephantopus Scaber

Elephantopus Scaber General

Ban Tambakhu's leaves are used to treat Hair fall.
It is a good herbal remedy for Skin Diseases. The paste made of its leaves is applied over Ulcers, Furuncles (accumulation of pus within the Tissues), Scabies and Eczema. A blend of its roots is used to treat Leucorrhea and Anemia.
Its constituent, Sesquiterpenes Lactone is used to treat Cancer.
It is an effective herbal remedy for the ailments like, Intermittent Fever, Diarrhea, and Cold.
It is a good herbal treatment for Respiratory Ailments like, Bronchitis, Cough, and Asthma.
The paste prepared from Ban Tambakhu leaves is used to combat Stomach Pain. It's fresh roots are used to prepare a blend which is best for combating Vomiting.
The root mixture is used to treat liver disorders like, Jaundice, Biliousness(High Bile Secretion) and Blood Impurity.
A paste made from the plant is used to treat diseases like Gall Bladder Stone, Pain in the Abdomen, etc.
The leaves and roots extracts of Ban Tambakhu are consumed by Diabetic Patients.
A warm infusion or mixture of its leaves is beneficial for Weight Loss.
Its extracts are used for treating Rheumatism.
A decoction prepared from its roots or leaves is used to kill Roundworms.
Its mixture is used to treat Hemorrhoids(Piles).
A plant decoction is used to increase Urination.
It is favorable for women. The pills made from this plant are used to treat Heavy Menstrual Bleeding.
A mixture or blend of its roots or leaves is used to treat Venereal Diseases (Sexually Transmitted Diseases).
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Elephantopus Scaber for Snake Bite

Grind the roots of Elephantopus Scaber plant to make paste. Apply it over Snake Bite. This remedy is very effective.

Elephantopus Scaber for Hair Fall

Apply the leaf juice of Elephantopus Scaber on your scalp. Wash after 6 hours.

Elephantopus Scaber for Eczema

Prepare a decoction of Elephantopus Scaber plant. Use it to wash the Eczema affected areas.

Elephantopus Scaber for Heart Diseases

Cut the roots of Elephantopus Scaber in small pieces. Make a decoction of it. Take 2 tsp once a day.

Elephantopus Scaber for Liver Diseases

Make a decoction of crushed Elephantopus Scaber's root. Have 5 ml of it once a day.

Elephantopus Scaber for Gallstones

Crush whole plant of Elephantopus Scaber. Make an infusion of it. Take 30 ml of it two times a day.

Elephantopus Scaber for Menstrual Disorder

Take fresh leaves and stems of Elephantopus Scaber. Boil them with water. Drink 2 tsp twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Post Childbirth Problem 1

Take 30 g roots of Elephantopus Scaber, 20 g Heena leaves and 25 g Guava leaves. Boil them together in water to make decoction. Take 20 ml of it once a day. It helps in restoring the Womb after Pregnancy.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 16

Take the tuber of Asparagus Racemusus, Elephantopus Scaber roots, fruits of Giant Potato and 40 to 50 gm of Sugar Candy. Make a paste of all the herbs. Consume this paste orally with one glass of water once a day for atleast a week.
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Dwarakadas ( India )
05 Nov 2016
Thanks, good morning, I wish to know, how it will work for diabetes 1&2?
Praphul Nair ( India )
27 Jun 2017
Elephantopus Scaber is easily available in the area which I live in.
I have a son (7yrs.) and a daughter (5yrs.). How can I make use of this herb (that is abundantly available and goes almost unattended) for the benefits of me and the other members of my family?
Khalid NV ( Kerala India )
20 Sep 2020
How much is elephantopus scaber plant is useful for heart arterial blocks, how it is administered
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