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Gorakhmundi Powder (Sphaeranthus indicus) - Health Benefits, Dosage, Medicinal Properties

Latin name - Sphaeranthus indicus
English name - Rice field weed
Indian name -Gorakhmundi, Mundi


Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus) is a common winter season weed Every season, several tract loads herb is supplied to fulfill the increasing demand of this herb in national and international drug markets. It is commonly called Rice field weed as it grows as a wild weed in the rice fields but has extremely valuable medicinal properties.

Plant Description

Gorakhmundi is a much branched herb about 30 cm high and branches cylinderic, with toothed wings, glandular and hairy. Leaves sessile, decurrent, ovate oblong, glandular hairy, serrate or dentate, flowers compound heads globose avoid, penduncles with toothed wings, fruits achene, glabrous, stalked.

Chemical Constituents

Methyl chavicol, a-ionone, d-cadinene, p-methoxy cinnamaldehyde as major constituents and a-terpinene,citral, geraniol, geranyl acetate, b-ionene, sphaerene, sphaeranthine as minor constituents of essential oil have been identified.

Parts Used

Powder of flowers 2-4 gm

Benefits of Gorakhmundi (Rice field weed):

Gorakhmundi Powder
  • High uric acid, Gouty arthritis with Tinospora (Giloy).
  • Increased urea creatinine levels, Chronic prostatitis
  • Gorakhmundi is a unique herb which has been found to be most useful natural treatment for gout and high uric acid levels. Ayurveda- traditional Indian system of medicine has explained this herb as one of the best herbs for Gout.
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