Botanical name: Trichopus zeylanicus
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Jeevani, Rishi bhojyam
Malayalam: Arogyapacha, Arogya pacha
Arogyapacha is a small herbaceous plant, which is one of only two species of its familyThe leaves are about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long and grow from a rhizome. The shape of the leaves can be highly variable even within one location, but the most common shape is cordate. The herb grows on sandy soil near rivers and streams in shady places in lowland and intermediate altitude forests. It flowers year long and the fruits are thought to be dispersed by water. The unusual flowers are purplish black.
The malayalam name of the plant is "Arogya pacha", literally meaning "the green that gives strength.
Arogyapacha has been in use for centuries by the Kaani tribal community of the Agastya Koodam ranges in Kerala, India.
The leaves and fruits of Arogyapacha is used for anxiety.