Ayapan: 9 Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits

Last Updated on January 16, 2024 by admin


Ayapan (Eupatorium Triplinerve) is an evergreen perennial plant originating from South America but now grown in many tropical regions including India. It belongs to the Asteraceae plant family and is commonly known as water hemp or white snakeroot.

Names of Ayapan in Different Languages:

  • Hindi – Ayapan
  • Sanskrit – Vishalyakarni
  • Gujarati – Ayapan
  • Marathi – Ayapan
  • Bengali – Vishalyakarni, Ayapan, Azaparn
  • Tamil – Aiyampanai / Miruga Sanjivi
  • English – Ayapana or Eupatorium triplinerve

Ayapan Medicinal Properties:

  • Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Astringent
  • Guna (Quality): Light, Dry
  • Virya (Potency): Hot
  • Vipaka (Post-digestive effect): Pungent

General Information

  • Ayapan is known as “Vishalyakarni” meaning “remover of arrows” in English, referring to its use to control bleeding.
  • The leaves and stems are used to treat bloody diarrhea, bleeding piles, stomach ulcers, and other bleeding issues.
  • The plant contains volatile oils, coumarin chemicals, and compounds like ayapanin that have medicinal effects. An extract called Hemarin has anti-tumor effects.
  • Ayapan balances Kapha and Pitta doshas in Ayurveda and controls bleeding and promotes wound healing.

Practical Uses:

  1. Detoxifies the body and improves vitality
  2. Treats wounds, ulcers, bleeding
  3. Relieves gastrointestinal bleeding issues
  4. Clears bowels, relieves abdominal issues
  5. Manages fever, cough and colds
  6. Relieves malarial fever
  7. Treats insect bites and bleeding
  8. Improves oral health
  9. Regulates menstruation
  10. Has anti-fungal and anti-microbial effects


15-30 ml decoction

Ayapan Uses and Benefits in different Diseases:

1. Piles: Apply ground leaved of Ayapan on the piles moles and drink 10-20 ml juice twice or thrice a day, it provides quick relief in this disease.

2. Vomiting: Take over quantity of warm decoction of ayapan panchang (Root, stem, Leaf, Fruit and flower) to cause vomiting and loose motions. This medicine should be used to clear the stomach.

3. Tonic: Drinking ayapan leave’s juice in less quantity increases body power.

4. Fever: If someone suffers from fever caused by cold, boil twenty grams ayapan leaves with 200 ml water and prepare a paste from it. After that, give this hot preparation to him twice or thrice a day to cure fever. It is very useful in fever caused by bile.

5. Outer use: Coat ground leaves of Ayapan on the affected part to get relief in wound. It stops bleeding too.

6. Insects poison: Coat a paste of Ayapan on the affected part to get relief from pain.

7. Bleeding: If someone suffers from bleeding from any part of the body, apply ground leaves of ayapan on the affected part as well as drink 10-20 ml juice of ayapan leaves. Using this process is useful to stop bleeding.

8. Wound: If someone suffers from wound caused by any weapons, he should apply ground leaves of ayapan and take 5-10 ml leaves juice 3-4 times a day. Using this process is useful to cure wound soon.

9. Malaria:

  • Boil twenty grams Ayapan’s panchang (leaf, root, fruit, flower and stem) with 400 ml water until it remains ¼ parts then put it down and make cold. After that, take 5-10 ml this decoction twice a day to get relief in malaria.
  • Give ten to twenty ml juice of ayapan leaves to the patient to get relief in malaria.

Ayapan Side Effects: 

Caution: Avoid with blood thinners due to bleeding risk. Can cause diarrhea or vomiting.

इस लेख का हिंदी अनुवाद यहाँ पढ़ेंआयापान के 9 दिव्य फायदे, गुण, उपयोग और दुष्प्रभाव

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new herbal treatment.

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