Botanical name: Achyranthes aspera / Cyathula prostrata
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Mayoora, Sikhari, Markatapippali
English: Prickly chaff – flower.
Hindi: Lal Chirchira
Dayang is an annual, branched herb, reaching a length of 1 meter or more, with the stems prostrate and creeping below. Leaves are rhomboid-oblong, 2 to 8 centimetres long and gradually tapering to an acute base. Spikes are terminal and axillary, slender, peduncles, and 5 to 20 centimetres long. Flowers are numerous, greenish, ovoid, and about 3 millimetres long. Sepals are hairy.
Though almost all of its parts are used in traditional systems of medicines,
seeds, roots and shoots are the most important parts which are used medicinally. Cherukataladi roots are used for the treatment of Spiders more over the juice of this plant is used for the preparation of pills.