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Ingredient Name : Tephrosia purpurea Pers.

Arabic Name : Sarboka

Bengali Name : Bannilgach, Bonnil

Chinese Name : Nah troi

English Name : Purple Tephrosia, Wild Indigo

French Name : Indigotier Sauvage

German Name : Wilder Indigo

Gujarati Name : Sharpankho, Jhila, Ghila

Hindi Name : Sarphenka, Sarphankha

Kannada Name : Panki, Kaggi

Latin name : Tephrosia purpurea Pers.

Marathi Name : Untoali, Unhali, Surpanaka

Persian Name : Sufar

Punjabi Name : Jhojru

Sanskrit Name : Puleehashtree, Sarapunkha, Sharpunkha, Neelabralakrati

Urdu Name : Sarphoka

Recommended Dosage: 3 to 5 g powder of dried root.

Contraindication: This herb is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.


The root is acrid, alterative, anthelmintic, antipyretic, astringent, bitter, depurative, digestive, diuretic and laxative. This plant alone, or in combination with other agents, has been reputed as a very efficient remedy in syphilis, boils, pimples, abscesses especially carbuncles on the back, as tonic and laxative, and as purifier of blood.