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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.