A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Chaff Flower

Other Names: Chaff Flower, Prickly chaff flower, Devil's Horsewhip, Ox Knee, Onga, Putkanda, Alternanthera,  Achyranthes aspera
Traditional Usages: Gout, Acne, Alcoholism, Unblocks Menstruation, Strengthens Bones and Sinews, Dropsy, Snakebite, Malaria
Resources: China, East asia, India, Mediterranean
Parts Used: Leaves, Seed Root
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Roots are poisonous.

Chaff Flower (Prickly Chaff Flower, Latjira) - Herbal remedy for Cholera:  Make an infusion by adding ten fresh or dried leaves to a cup of hot water. Infuse for ten minutes, strain and add one teaspoon of organic honey.  Drink five times a day. Available from Asian shops.

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