Changeri is a delicate appearing, low growing herbaceous plant, called as the creeping wood sorrel, found throughout warmer parts of the country and also in all tropical and temperate climate.Changeri has a narrow, creeping stem that readily roots at the nodes. The trifoliate leaves are subdivided into three rounded leaflets and resemble a clover in shape. Sour in taste Changeri is rich in Vitamin-C. Changeri leaves have a sour taste. The flowers are small and yellow, with some having round-edged petals and others possessing sharp ends. The flowers close when direct sun is not hitting the plant, hence the name “sleeping beauty”. The fruit is a narrow, cylindrical capsule, 1–2 cm (0.4–0.8 in) long, and noteworthy for its explosive discharge of the contained seeds, 1 mm (0.04 in) long.
It is known as Indian sorrel in English. Its Sanskrit names are Ambashta, Amlapatrika, Amlika and Teenpatiya in Hindi. It’s botanical name is Oxalis corniculata which belongs to Oxalidaceae family.
Nutritional Components –
Oxalis corniculata contains the following nutritional components like – Vitamin-C, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium.
Parts Used –
It’s whole plant, specially leaves and flowers can be used for medicinal purposes.
• Decoction – 15 to 30 ml
• Fresh juice – 10 to 20 ml
• Stomach Ache
In today’s fast life, unbalanced food and drink has become an everyday problem. The first effect of this lifestyle is on the stomach. Home treatment of changeri is very beneficial for stomach problems. Mixing 60 mg toasted asafetida in a decoction of 20-40 ml Changeri leaves and drinking it in the morning and evening provides relief from stomach ache.
Cholera is an infectious disease and there is a danger of decreasing the amount of water in the body due to this disease. Diarrhea is stopped by taking Changeri in this way. Mixing 500 mg black pepper powder in 5-10 ml changeri juice and feeding it provides benefit in cholera.
Agnimandya i.e. weak digestive power and desire to vomit provides quick relief by giving changeri. Mixing equal quantity of mint-leaves in the changeri leaves, grinding and mixing a little black pepper and salt, quickly digests eating.
• Antidote in poisoning
It can be used externally in paste form for antidote of poisoning from snakebite, dhatura, mercury and arsenic.
Changeri is full of vitamin C that’s why it is best for the treatment of scurvy.
It is Antihelminthic in nature due to this property it can be used in infants for hookworms.
• Pimples and dark spots
It plays a very important role in eradicating pimples and black spots. With its consumption, we can say bye-bye to pimples and dark spots. Grind Changeri leaves and mix it with sandalwood paste. Apply this paste on the face as a face pack and wash off after 15 minutes.
Patients suffering from jaundice problem can add changeri leaves to their daily routine. you can chew the leaves of changeri in the morning. If you want, you can also drink the juice made from these leaves.
People suffering from headache and migraine can take help of Changeri. They can chew Changeri leaves on an empty stomach and drink water over it. You can apply paste of changeri leaves mixed with onion juice on your forehead to get more quick relief from pain.
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