Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea) (शंखपुष्पी) | Intro | Benefits | Usage

Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea) (शंखपुष्पी)

Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea) (अपराजिता) Introduction: 

Aparajita the one who cannot be defeated by anyone is said to be aparajita, so Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea) cannot be defeated by any disease. The second most fascinating thing about aparajita is its flowers blue and white-colored flowers can grab one’s attention due to its unique shape like cow’s ear and color. Aparajita has Several Benefits but the most prominent use is:

“Aparajita is a great brain tonic”, In Ayurveda Brain tonics are known as “Medhya Rasayana”, Aparajita is also counted as Medhya Rasayana.

it is a climbing or creeping ropelike plant with approx 2-meter length, it’s flowers grow in rainy seasons, it’s leaves are smaller and rounded in shape, it’s beans are 0f 5-12 cms, flat slightly curled like peas. It contains 5-10 seeds which are also used as a herb.
Aparajita (Herbal Arcade)
Aparajita (Herbal Arcade)

Common names of Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea)

Aparajita Common Synonyms

Botanical Name
Clitonia ternatea 
butterfly pea, pigeon wings, winged-leaved clitoria
शंखपुष्पी, अपराजिता, कलिजार, कोयल
Gokarni, yonipushpa, vishnukranta, mahashveta
Shankhpushpi, girikarni

Ayurvedic Properties of Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea)


Ayurvedic Properties of Aparajita

Balances all three Doshas Vaat Pitta and Kapha
Rasa (Taste)
Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter), kasay (astringent)
Guna (Qualities)
Laghu (light), Ruksh (dry)
Virya (Potency)
Sheeta (Cold)
Vipka(Post Digestion Taste)
Benefits of Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea) Herbal Arcade
Benefits of Aparajita Herbal Arcade

 Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea)  Medicinal Benefits and Usage

Brain Powers: Aparajita is a memory booster 

aparajita is mainly used as a brain tonic, it improves memory and concentration, it is also suggested for mentally weaker or undeveloped brain disorders. Its juice is being used as nasay kriya in headache, drops of Nasya in each nostril.

Aparajita for Throat:

aparajita leaves are good for tonsils, improves voice quality and goitre


white aparajita is used for externally applying to improve eyesight and vision


aparajita’s root often uses for external application on Skin diseases like pimples, pox, acne, skin outbreaks.


aparajita has Anti-inflammatory properties, relieves indigestion, and malabsorption.


aparajita is used as a handy herb in the panchakarma nasay procedure.

Respiratory system:

aparajita’s root found helpful in cough, asthma. And also strengthen the heart.

Urinary Disease:

2gm of aparajita’s root powder with hot water or milk thrice a day useful in dysuria and also helps in renal calculus (Ashmari).

Normal Delivery: 

It might sound myth, but it is said that wrapping a sprig in a woman’s waist helps quicker delivery and reduces pain.

Menstrual Disorders:

Aparajita’s juice has a quick response in menorrhagia.


Aparajita is also used in many types of fever.


Useful Parts of Aparajita (Clitonia ternatea) :

  1.  Root,
  2. Flowers,
  3. Thrib,
  4. Seeds
**Above Post is for Information Purposes, data are collected from various literatures or experiences of many physicians (vaidya). Please do consult your doctor before trying.**
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